A song or simple narrative poem. The form originated in medieval France. Early French lais were often based on the Celtic legends and other tale s sung by Breton minstrels — thus the name of the "Breton lay." In fourteenth-century England, the term "lay" was used to describe short narrative s written in imitation of the Breton lays. The most notable of these is Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Minstrel's Tale."
A bettor can lay a selection on the betting exchanges such as Betfair and BetDaq. This is the opposite of backing a selection and involves taking other gamblers bets on a particular player, effectively acting like a conventional bookmaker.
n: 1. the spiral of strands in a wire rope either to the right or to the left, as viewed from above. 2. a term used to measure wire rope, signifying the linear distance a wire strand covers in one complete rotation around the rope.
The lay is the direction of the helical path in which the strands making up the rope are laid. If the strands form a helix similar to the threads of a right-hand screw, the lay is called right, or right-hand; if the strands wind around to the left the lay is called left, or left-hand. In Lang lay rope the wires in the strands and the strands spiral in the same direction.
1) As a command, it means to go in the direction indicated, e.g., "Lay aloft!" (go up) or "Lay alow!" (come down). 2) Of a line or rope, it refers to "the direction in which the strands are twisted" (Colcord). These two definitions, out of a host, are most pertinent to the Lady.
The distance along a cable occupied by one complete helix of a strand or conductor. The direction of lay (left or right hand) is the direction of the helix looking away from an observer. Also to arrange the wires or members of a conductor either by twisting them or by forming them into one or more layers helically applied.
a)The manner in which the wires in a strand or the strands in a rope are helically laid, or b) the distance measured parallel to the axis of the rope (or strand) in which a strand (or wire) makes one complete helical convolution about the core (or center). In this connection, lay is also referred to as LAY LENGTH or PITCH.
Lay - Not just a rude term for "coitus sexualis", but also; "lay below", go below decks; "lay aft", go to the back; "lay forward", go to the front; etc. Also; "lay in stores", bring aboard ship and stow victuals, dry-goods, spare parts, etc.
lengths of fabric, several plies high, which have been spread on a cutting table ready for cutting. The fabric is subsequently cut in accordance with a cutting plan which is usually designed to optimise materials utilisation..