deep-laid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj deep-laid secretly and carefully planned "deep-laid plans"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Deep-laid Laid deeply; formed with cunning and sagacity; secretly and carefully planned; as, deep-laid plans.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • deep-laid Formed with elaborate artifice: as, a deep-laid plot.
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Usage

In literature:

It is a deep-laid scheme, and Richard Kildene walks close in his father's steps.
"The Eye of Dread" by Payne Erskine
In this they were laid side by side, two deep; the earth was filled in, and the turf replaced.
"Out on the Pampas" by G. A. Henty
And here I find ground of union broad and deep-laid.
"A Critic in Pall Mall" by Oscar Wilde
This was deep-laid policy with him.
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
Your brother has, of course, told you, Mr. Wyatt, how deep an obligation he has laid us under.
"Through Russian Snows" by G. A Henty
Did she think that this road had come there by accident and not by deep-laid design?
"Wunpost" by Dane Coolidge
And then she laid her hand on her heart with an expression of deep emotion.
"The Son of His Mother" by Clara Viebig
What if it were all a part of a deep-laid scheme calculated to delay them, for some dark purpose or other?
"The Big Five Motorcycle Boys on the Battle Line" by Ralph Marlow
When they were alone, they commiserated each other on the failure of their deep-laid schemes.
"Dainty's Cruel Rivals" by Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller
There was room for them all where they laid him, (The grave was deep and wide).
"The Black Phalanx" by Joseph T. Wilson
He saw it all clearly, that deep-laid plot of Mrs. Fazakerly's.
"The Return of the Prodigal" by May Sinclair
I broke it at a blow, I laid it cold, Crushed in my deep heart where it used to live.
"Vashti" by Augusta J. Evans Wilson
He laid his head on the table, and in a minute more Gerty heard great heavy sobs, each one of which sank deep into her soul.
"The Lamplighter" by Maria S. Cummins
Andrew MacFie, the minister of her chapel, an innocent victim of a deep-laid plot.
"Adventures of Bindle" by Herbert George Jenkins
I have laid the foundations deep, that the edifice might endure.
"Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) A Man Of Our Day" by Charles James Lever
Milbanke, in deep apprehension, laid his hand lightly on his shoulder.
"The Gambler" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
She thought that it was a deep-laid plot of Haralal's to captivate her boy, in order to prolong his own appointment.
"Stories from Tagore" by Rabindranath Tagore
There was soon a line of mattrasses four deep laid across the deck.
"Maori and Settler" by G. A. Henty
The Sepoys were told this was a deep-laid plot to overthrow their native religions.
"A Short History of England, Ireland and Scotland" by Mary Platt Parmele
Who was this Karl Krahl against whom some deep-laid plot was levelled?
"The Secrets of Potsdam" by William Le Queux
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In poetry:

Under the ancient beech,
Deep in the mossy shade,
Where the hill moods may reach,
Where the hill dreams may aid,
Let him be laid.
"Rest" by Madison Julius Cawein
The deep oracular abyss wherein
Is laid
Truth, with her million bolts that lie within,
Forged on the anvils of the years, and made
"The Veiled Memnon" by Alexander Anderson
The winds have laid them down to dream
In hollows long and deep;
As if they thought of Yarrow stream,
And murmured in their sleep.
"Yarrow Vale" by Alexander Anderson
Far in the deep where darkness dwells,
The land of horror and despair,
Justice has built a dismal hell,
And laid her stores of vengeance there.
"Hymn 44" by Isaac Watts
Perhaps, with those now passed away,
We may be laid deep in the earth;
Perchance, 'mid foreign scenes, we may
Forget the land that gave us birth.
"New Year's Hymn" by James Monroe Whitfield
So when the storm of wrath arose that drave
Scared Rulers from their realms, Her Throne, deep laid
In liberty and trust, calm shelter gave
To Kings dismayed.
"Victoria" by Alfred Austin

In news:

T he next time you're in the market for a really jumbo egg, try the deep-green, pale-yolked ones laid by emus and sold at the Roaming Acres farm stand at Union Square Greenmarket.
11 WEDNESDAY Nashville-based Diana Darby plays atmospheric twang-pop, and Chapel Hill's Randy Bickford of The Strugglers performs laid-back country and folk with a deep, mellow voice.
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In science:

Stanley and by various other authors [37, 38, 39, 40]: in particular, this approach showed the deep connections between the nature of critical phenomena and the spacetime dimensionality, and laid a theoretical basis for mean-field computations.
SU(N) gauge theories at large N
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