lay in

Definitions

  • Twas noon-tide on a summer day, and in a hammock bruin lay
    Twas noon-tide on a summer day, and in a hammock bruin lay
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v lay in keep or lay aside for future use "store grain for the winter","The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In one day, a queen bee can lay up to 1500 eggs in one day
    • Lay in to get in a supply of
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Quotations

  • Denis Waitley
    Denis%20Waitley
    “Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.”
  • Lord Byron
    Lord%20Byron
    “A thousand years may scare form a state. An hour may lay it in ruins.”
  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan%20Swift
    “I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning.”
  • Albert Camus
    Albert%20Camus
    “In the depth of winter I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel%20Butler
    “The advantage of doing one's praising for oneself is that one can lay it on so thick and exactly in the right places.”
  • Simonides
    Simonides
    “There is no better test of a man's work than time, which also reveals the thoughts which lay hidden in his breast.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Lay is the causal to lie, from A.S. lecgan; Ice. leggja, Ger. legen.

Usage

In literature:

Somewhere in the forest the battered body of the marquis lay in the wreck of the shattered car.
"Lorraine" by Robert W. Chambers
Morning was vivid and full at the window, but he still lay in heavy slumber.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
The fleet lay in the estuary of the river Eede.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
The three, as they lay in the boat, breathing deeply and unconscious of everything, were certainly a picture of rest.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
There was no cowardly doubt in her soul; her cool hand lay in his and did not twitch.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Under its decks a man lay in an atmosphere of fever and the sickening odour of bandages and stale air.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
Henry and his comrade debated as they lay in the little gully.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
They did not dream what treachery lay in Olga's cruel heart.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Their chief beauty, however, lay in their colours and markings.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
The men lay in their bunks from necessity, because it was a laborious matter to sit.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
On his writing-table a revolver, a microscope, and a case of surgical instruments lay in a litter of manuscripts.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
While these ceremonies were going on Henry lay in the prison lodge, and he could not see the remotest chance of escape.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Sometimes she could see the moon-rays through the cracks of the balcony door, as she lay in her bed.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
Four hundred thousand men lay in hostile camps within sight of each other.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
I provided a queen of the greatest fertility; and she immediately began laying in the cells of workers.
"New observations on the natural history of bees" by Francis Huber
Whittington, senior, clad in dry clothing, lay in Percy's bunk.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
The old man lay in a heap in the middle of the road, riddled with bullet wounds, any one of which would have proved fatal.
"The Rider of Waroona" by Firth Scott
There they lay in the grass.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
Something lay in Michael's expression which made the blood run cold.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
Like Judson in the morning, his only defence lay In putting blame on somebody else.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
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In poetry:

And as thus we lay in darkness,
Each one wishing we were there,
"We are through!" the captain shouted,
And he sat upon a chair.
"Ballad of the Canal" by Phoebe Cary
"Yestreen I lay in a weel-made bed,
Wi' my good lord beside me;
But this night I'll lye in a tenant's barn,
Whatever shall betide me!"
"Johnie Faa" by Andrew Lang
And there for a century the Princess
Lay in a trance so deep
That neither the roar of winds nor thunder
Could rouse her from her sleep.
"The Sleeping Princess" by Clara Doty Bates
The toil was naught; it only made
Song sweeter when the shadows fell,
And all the valleys lay in shade,
And all the hills he knew so well.
"To My Friend" by Alexander Anderson
Was it the dew the dream had brought
From yonder midnight skies,
Or was it tears from the dear, dead years
That lay in the dreamer's eyes?
"The Dreams" by Eugene Field
Lay Him in the garden-rock to rest;
Rest you the Sabbath length:
The Sun that went down crimson in the west
Shall rise renewed in strength.
"Easter Even" by Christina Georgina Rossetti

In news:

Boards of various lengths and sizes lay around in piles in the preserve as if waiting to be transported to the local lumber yard.
Starting off in southern Virginia and ending in northern New Jersey, the cable would lay on the sea floor some 10 to 20 miles offshore.
Safety should be a priority on this ghoulish holiday as tricks and horrors lay in wait for kids.
CHARLESTON — On his vacant Senate desk, two roses lay in crossed fashion this week in a silent tribute to the late Sen Don Caruth.
Is laying off nearly 400 workers at its factory in upstate New York because of what the company says is a lull in orders for military helicopters.
My dogs (Morkies) love to lay in bed with me.
Kent Gourley, 57 year-old bicyclist struck and killed by a Dodge Stratus on South Green River Road lay in the road as evidence while Libby McKinney with the Evansville Police Department works to reconstruct the accident on Wednesday evening.
My West Highland White terrier loves to lay in the sun and that is just what he was doing while I did the yard work.
The family of David Pauley was still waiting to lay him to rest on Thursday after investigators found his body in Noble County in November.
Fourteen years ago, Daniel Trush lay in a coma.
Instead, two of the greatest warriors in the history of WWE lay motionless in the center of the ring, their bodies exhausted after the war the WWE Universe just witnessed.
In pursuit of a suspect, a police officer in Dayton, Ohio, was struck by oncoming traffic while trying to lay a spike strip in the road NO AUDIO.
A crowd of more than 15,000 persons at the capitol building, where the bronze casket lay in state for two hours, became almost unmanageable as the time arrived for removal to a church.
A man was shot in the back of the head on Monday outside a school near Central Park and lay mortally wounded in a pool of blood as his killer escaped with a getaway driver, police said.
NEW YORK (AP) — A man walking down a street outside a school near Central Park was shot in the back of the head on Monday and lay mortally wounded in a pool of blood as his killer escaped with a getaway driver, police said.
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In science:

In this paper, we lay a mathematical foundation for the interaction dynamics of such social systems, taking into account the properties of a complex social structure.
Organization and Complexity in a Nested Hierarchical Spin-Glass like Social Space
Nevertheless, having everything implemented on a small ASIC represents a better starting point than a generic Shared ADC configuration implemented with discrete components and consequently we can expect to obtain performances laying somewhere in between the two configurations.
Progetto di un detector a camera di ionizzazione per esperimenti SAXS
In Part I, we lay the cosmological ground work for our analysis, introducing the concepts of modern cosmology including the scenario of inflation.
Primordial Fluctuations in String Cosmology
In the next section, we lay the ground work for understanding the mechanism of flux stabilization techniques.
Primordial Fluctuations in String Cosmology
The O abundances in ou r sample of stars in Ori OB1 lay in the middle of all these values.
The chemical composition of the Orion star forming region: stars, gas and dust
One of the difficulties that one encounters in studying their dynamics lays in the fact that they admit an infinite invariant measure.
Absorbing sets of homogeneous subtractive algorithms
Therefore, rather than subdividing the energy of a CALICE hit between several cells in the ILD calorimeter, instead the energy was simply placed in the ILD cell whose centre lay closest to the centre of the CALICE cell.
Tests of a particle flow algorithm with CALICE test beam data
It is equivalent to the choice ξ0 = −∆/2 in the construction (7) and means that the center of the coordinate ξ = 0 lays in the middle of the central bin.
Shannon entropy as a measure of uncertainty in positions and momenta
In the next section, we lay out our setting, and formulate the storage size determination problem.
Storage Size Determination for Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems
The problem may lay in the fact that this variant still produces formulas with quantifications over the integers or the naturals—i.e. infinite quantifications.
Applying SMT Solvers to the Test Template Framework
What’s more, since the functions themselves lay in the generating set of functions for that space, the determination of the norm of the difference fD − fD (cid:48) was extremely simple.
Differential Privacy for Functions and Functional Data
The typical choice in this case is to conjugate the single DM to an altitude of several hundreds meters above the ground where most of the turbulence lays, so these are called Ground Layer AO systems.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
Taken in aggregate, using the mean Σgas , they lay a factor of 20 above the Kennicutt et al. (1998b) relation and even farther above the relation of Bigiel et al. (2008).
Star Formation in the Milky Way and Nearby Galaxies
In Section 4, we lay out a framework for classifying the different physical effects that induce errors in shape measurements.
Spurious Shear in Weak Lensing with LSST
In this section, we lay the foundations for understanding Monte Carlo results for SU(N ) gauge theories in the ’t Hooft large-N limit.
SU(N) gauge theories at large N
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