• I took it as bein' a compliment to my sect the way that fountain wuz laid out
    I took it as bein' a compliment to my sect the way that fountain wuz laid out
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj laid set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people" "stones laid in a pattern"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Laid a Train of Gunpowder--2-16-168 Laid a Train of Gunpowder--2-16-168
Jo laid herself on the sofa and affected to read Jo laid herself on the sofa and affected to read
He laid his head down on the mossy post He laid his head down on the mossy post
Jo laid her head on a comfortable rag-bag and cried Jo laid her head on a comfortable rag-bag and cried
Stone-laid Drains Stone-laid Drains

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The largest chicken egg ever laid weighed a pound and had a double yolk and shell
    • imp. & p. p Laid of Lay.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Over 4.5 billion sticks have Trident gum have been chewed. If the stick of gum were laid out end to end they could circle the globe approximately 1.8 times
    • laid Put or set down; thrown down; prostrate.
    • laid Pressed down; pressed.
    • laid In embroidery, stitched upon a ground. Gold and silver thread, and silk cords, are frequently treated in this way.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Average number of eggs laid by the female American Oyster per year: 500 million. Usually only one oyster out of the bunch reaches maturity.
    • adj Laid lād put down, prostrate: pressed down
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  • Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    “A good action is never lost; it is a treasure laid up and guarded for the doer's need.”
  • Peter Lynch
    Peter Lynch
    “If all the economists in the world were laid end to end, it wouldn't be a bad thing.”
  • Fulton John Sheen
    Fulton John Sheen
    “Baloney is flattery laid on so thick it cannot be true, and blarney is flattery so thin we love it.”
  • Lady Kasluck
    Lady Kasluck
    “The worst thing about work in the house or home is that whatever you do is destroyed, laid waste or eaten within twenty four hours.”
  • Frank Dane
    “A set of rules laid out by professionals to show the way they would like to act if it was profitable.”
  • Sir William Osler
    “When schemes are laid in advance, it is surprising how often the circumstances will fit in with them.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Pa.t. and pa.p. of Lay.


In literature:

The first scene is laid in Lisbon.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
Innumerable tin plates and cups laid upside down were guarded by iron cutlery.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
Then he let his eyes close altogether, as if satisfied, and by and by she gently laid her hand on his.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
There was about Rose a shining cleanliness that imparted itself to everything she laid her hands on.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Then he laid his cold hands on the wooden ledge of the pulpit and turned away his eyes.
"Tongues of Conscience" by Robert Smythe Hichens
He laid a tin box which he had with him upon the table, and shook hands with Sor Tommaso.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
By this means we should learn whether the eggs of common worms, laid by the queen in the large cells, will produce large workers.
"New observations on the natural history of bees" by Francis Huber
Smith laid aside his pack and rifle, and, as Salzar came up, he quietly took his weapon from him and laid it beside his own.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
The fort was laid in ruins.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
Lizzie Farnshaw laid hold, with a strong hand, upon every blessing which came in her way.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
By and by, however, Torrance laid his aside.
"The Cattle-Baron's Daughter" by Harold Bindloss
It was linen which had been laid to bleach on the grass.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
The Lord has not laid upon us a burden which is too heavy for us; he is not a hard master.
"The Life of Trust: Being a Narrative of the Lord's Dealings With George Müller" by George Müller
I haven't laid eyes on him in seven years.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
Then he laid the letter in her lap.
"A Young Man in a Hurry" by Robert W. Chambers
Never was a character more fully laid bare than was his at that moment.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
Then Wyllard laid a hand upon her shoulder.
"Hawtrey's Deputy" by Harold Bindloss
Many of our London streets still follow the lines they first laid down.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
While he held her she pulled off his wool cap and laid her hand on his hair.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
Up at the hotel an ambuscade was laid into which Douglass walked unwittingly.
"The Song of the Wolf" by Frank Mayer

In poetry:

Their tribute other queens have laid
Upon the land and sea;
But never earthly monarch swayed
So many hearts as she.
"Canada's Welcome" by Helene M Johnson
Paler than the water's white
Stood the maiden in the shade,
And more silent than the night
Were her lips together laid;
"Unloved" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
It was about the midnight hour,
When they asleep were laid,
When in and came her seven brothers,
Wi' torches burning red.
"Clerk Saunders" by Andrew Lang
It was the sunshine white of you
Which cast that wealth of shade.
There from the burning light of you
The world and I am laid.
"Immortal Eve - III" by Manmohan Ghose
At last these two stout Earls did meet
Like captains of great might;
Like lions wood they laid on load,
They made a cruel fight.
"Chevy Chase" by Henry Morley
When hearts, whose truth was proven,
Like throe, are laid in earth,
There should a wreath be woven
To tell the world their worth;
"On The Death Of Joseph Rodman Drake" by Fitz-Greene Halleck

In news:

The Ravens laid an egg on Friday not, not just on the field, but with the fans as well.
The challenge was laid down.
Go from a mellow laid back gain setting to the sound of tubes on the verge of catching fi re.
Atlanta police officer Shawn Smiley will be laid to rest Saturday, a week after.
How Not to Get Laid Off.
Can I get laid with a micropenis and no testes.
How to get laid after a long, long, long dry spell.
Should Jordan Zakarin Use Heart Disease to Get Laid .
"Dude, use your heart disease to get laid ," he told me.
Enrique Iglesias 'couldn't get laid ' when he was younger.
Get laid off, start a car company Downturn pushed Hong Quan to pursue his dream.
The Culture Warriors Get Laid Off.
8 Steps to Help You Survive Being Laid Off.
Great-Grandson 's Questions Laid to Rest.

In science:

Then, randomly connect pairs of vertices until the desired number of edges are laid down.
Anomalous diffusion on random graphs
Following the prescription laid out in Kuchner & Spergel (2003b), we designed a notchfilter mask based on a 1 − sinc2 band limited function.
Using Notch-Filter Masks for High Contrast Imaging of Extrasolar Planets
Rota and Taylor in laid a rigorous foundation for the classical umbral calculus.
A triple lacunary generating function for Hermite polynomials
This idea can be extended to also include gravity thereby identifying a huge symmetry algebra as was first laid out in [6, 7].
Basics of M-Theory
It can be seen from (2.37) that despite considering real vector spaces Rd , the representation of the Clifford algebra may involve imaginary units and thus acts on complex-valued spinors (as laid out in Definition 3).
Basics of M-Theory
The rest of the paper is laid out as follows.
A new comprehensive study of the 3D random-field Ising model via sampling the density of states in dominant energy subspaces
In our previous work , we laid general foundations for motivic integration of constructible functions.
Constructible exponential functions, motivic Fourier transform and transfer principle
It was realized in (see [3–5] for earlier work) that the appropriate tool for studying the most general vacua preserving four-dimensional Poincar´e invariance and N = 1 supersymmetry is generalized complex geometry, of which the mathematical foundations were laid shortly before in [6, 7].
Deformations of calibrated D-branes in flux generalized complex manifolds
In other words, one obtains an hexagon starting from an infinity of discs laid out in the way that is indicated.
A geometrical link between the circle and sexagesimal system
We have the notations G, B , w, H, ˆH , B1 as laid out in the previous section (and also T [w], which will be needed at a later stage, when the configuration is clearer).
Minimal connected simple groups of finite Morley rank with strongly embedded subgroups
The detailed analysis of the precursor generation at the twophoton level has been presented in by using the theory laid out in Sec. 2.
Narrow-Band Biphoton Generation near Atomic Resonance
But it is worth emphasizing that, in doing so, they didn’t conflict with what had been found at the AGS and SPS, but built naturally upon the strong foundations laid at lower energies.
From SPS to RHIC: Maurice and the CERN heavy-ion programme
It is not hard to produce modules that satisfy the conditions laid out in the above corollary.
Freyd's generating hypothesis with almost split sequences
Also maps as generic models for gates are of possible interest, and we hope that we laid the foundation for more research in the domain of decoherence by ”small” environments, where the Heisenberg time is shorter then or of the order of the decoherence time.
A random matrix theory of decoherence
In order to also reach out more to our more mathematically inclined readers, emphasis is laid on the algebraic and geometric aspects of quantisation rather than more traditional trodden paths through the Schr¨odinger wave equation for instance.
A Pedestrian Introduction to the Mathematical Concepts of Quantum Physics