• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Overlaid ō-vėr-lād′ (her.) lapping over.
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In literature:

There is, for instance, the great mosque, rival to the Taj-Mahal, the inside of which is entirely overlaid with mother-of-pearl.
"Ranching, Sport and Travel" by Thomas Carson
Underfoot was a smooth surface overlaid with a velvet carpet of dust which arose in languid puffs as he walked.
"The Defiant Agents" by Andre Alice Norton
His framework was overlaid by muscles that were like supple steel.
"The Girl and The Bill" by Bannister Merwin
These air-holes are overlaid loosely with flags and other light materials.
"Black Beaver" by James Campbell Lewis
The summit of the hill is overlaid with a solid mass of brick-work about thirty feet in height.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
On one side it was covered with loose sand, but in other places it was all overlaid with masses of lava fragments.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
They may think and say that they want the volume as it left the author's hands, not diluted and overlaid by commentators.
"The Book-Collector" by William Carew Hazlitt
Some of these elegant little pots are overlaid with a tracery of silver.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
These had been overlaid by some baser passion, it was true; but they remained, showed through, and seemed recoverable.
"Murder Point" by Coningsby Dawson
In time, long time, people's original feelings get strangely confused and overlaid.
"Amaryllis at the Fair" by Richard Jefferies

In poetry:

And caused them to be overlaid with turf and brushwood
Expecting the plan would prove effectual where his little army stood,
Waiting patiently for the break of day,
All willing to join in the deadly fray.
"The Battle of Bannockburn" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Though this dark cigar needs a few relights, there are plenty of toasty, savory notes and a berry sweetness overlaid on a spicy foundation.
Baobab 's earliest recordings, available on Baobab -N'Wolof, mostly sound like guitar-driven Afro-Cuban grooves with beautifully elastic Wolof vocals overlaid.
Laser Endoscope At left, the packaged endoscope is shown overlaid with the optical system.
The other is the same photograph overlaid with a familiar logo.
The decor at Woodside Café borders on the grungy, overlaid with a few Nepalese artifacts.
For drawing (EDRW) files, the Play button operates similarly, except that the 2D dimensions are overlaid on the model at each orthographic view stop.
Other waveform products try to use overlaid RGB waveforms , however these displays are so cluttered, it's often impossible to see objects clearly in the waveform monitor view.
The Solution for Hadoop is simply overlaid onto a customer's storage area network (SAN), without the expense of additional hardware infrastructure or management systems while avoiding duplication of databases under analysis .
Mondays fire perimeter (in yellow) is overlaid on today's perimter map.
In addition, and for the first time, the RoadMate 5230T-LM shows 3D lane assistance, including a graphic representation of which lanes to be in, and not just Magellan 's usual green exit signs overlaid on top of the map frame.
A false color SEM image of the BIT-FET overlaid with an image of a cluster of cardiomyocyte cells, illustrating how intracellular action potentials are recorded by the device L. Robles, Opus design & X.
Riga Form birch plywood overlaid with a phenol film.
Out of curiosity, I plotted 2011's homicides (through 12/11) and overlaid them on the gang- territory map.

In science:

Proper-time distribution for (a) RS and (b) WS decays with the fit projection overlaid.
Review on D0-antiD0 mixing
Additionally, in Figure 1, the X-ray intensity contours are overlaid using linear increments of intensity.
The XMM-Newton Detection of Extended Emission from the Nova Remnant of T Pyxidis
Overlaid are the X-ray contours with linear intensity increments.
The XMM-Newton Detection of Extended Emission from the Nova Remnant of T Pyxidis
The grain boundaries are indicated by solid lines overlaid on the magnetic image.
Probing the order parameter symmetry in the cuprate high temperature superconductors by SQUID microscopy
The proposed hadron beam line components and the new beam dump are shown in blue, overlaid onto the existing ESA setup.
Summary of the Linear Collider Testbeam Workshop 2009 - LCTW09