• 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
Returning to the stranger, she filled the wound with the pith, overlaid it with herbs, and bound it with the handkerchief.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 367, May 1846" by Various
And all the mud which had overlaid the garden and orchard was setting like a concrete pavement.
"Wunpost" by Dane Coolidge
I told him I overlaid the baby.
"Old Crow" by Alice Brown
I am worse than most; myself is more overlaid; my excuse is known to me and God.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 8 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
In the interior of the temple was a colossal statue of Jupiter overlaid with ivory and gold.
"A Trip to the Orient" by Robert Urie Jacob
The basis of romantic adventure is character, and a man's real character is sometimes overlaid with curious artificial ornaments.
"Command" by William McFee
Her faint pinkness was overlaid by a jaded ivory.
"Rose MacLeod" by Alice Brown
Its colour is white, purple-tinged except the margin, overlaid with a crimson network of dots.
"The Woodlands Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
How deeply with beauty is beauty overlaid!
"My First Summer in the Sierra" by John Muir
And he made staves of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall

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
This SC core of the inner conductor is overlaid with a normal metal sheath such as copper (indicated in orange) , so that the Cooper pairs can escape from the SC core into this normal sheath, where they can then break up into normal electrons that propagate along the outer, normal surface of the inner conductor.
Test of the superluminality of supercurrents induced by a local electric field in a superconducting-core coaxial cable
The slit positions overlaid on a false color (blue:V , green:R, and red:Hα) image of M82.
Spectropolarimetry of the superwind filaments of the starburst galaxy M82: kinematics of dust outflow
Figure 1 shows the positions of the slits overlaid on an image taken with FOCAS (Ohyama et al. 2002).
Spectropolarimetry of the superwind filaments of the starburst galaxy M82: kinematics of dust outflow
Pairs of overlaid pion showers from CALICE 2007 test beam data are reconstructed by the PandoraPFA program developed to implement PFA for a future lepton collider.
Tests of a particle flow algorithm with CALICE test beam data
The possibility that the sum of two signals below the 0.5 MIP threshold exceeds the threshold after shower merging is ignored since such signals contribute about 0.1% of the energy of overlaid showers even when there is a small distance between them.
Tests of a particle flow algorithm with CALICE test beam data
Individual reaction times are marked with ticks, and a kernel density estimate is overlaid.
Expectation-Propagation for Likelihood-Free Inference
The scanned images were overlaid with manually digitized lines that were drawn as accurately as possible after expanding the images to a resultion of 1024×1260.
Validation of the material point method and plasticity with Taylor impact tests
When B 1 and B 2 are overlaid such that the two connecting submatrices are identified, then, analogously to the 2-sum case, straightforward computations produce the matrix B of Fig. 4.
Implementation of a Unimodularity Test
Abscissa is wavelength in ˚A, and ordinate is specific flux. A scaled HβBC profile (thin grey line) has been overlaid to emphasize the difference between the HIL Civλ1549 and LIL Hβ .
Quasar Outflows in the 4D Eigenvector 1 Context
Fig. 3 shows the time mean temperature field in colour, with standard deviation contours overlaid.
Benchmark experiments with global climate models applicable to extra-solar gas giant planets in the shallow atmosphere approximation