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 Lay Figures.Lay about One (To). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lay Out (To).
 
(a) To disburse: Il dépensa de grandes sommes d’argent.   1
   (b) To display goods. Mettre des marchandises en montre. To place in convenient order what is required for wear: Préparer ses beaux habits.   2
   (c) To prepare a corpse for the coffin, by placing the limbs in order, and dressing the body in its grave-clothes.   3
 


 Lay Figures.Lay about One (To). 

 
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