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laying, egg layingnoun
the production of eggs (especially in birds)
Laying is the act of making equipment level. It usually involves moving equipment in small motions so that spirit levels are centralised in all planes. Movement is usually done by small worm gears or other fine setting devices for accurate small movements, together with coarser gears to allow large swings in motion for quick movement between different settings.
Laying refers to the act of putting or setting something down in a specific place gently or carefully. It often implies a careful or deliberate placement. It can also refer to the action of a female bird, insect, fish or other animals depositing eggs.
the act of one who, or that which, lays
the act or period of laying eggs; the eggs laid for one incubation; a clutch
the first coat on laths of plasterer's two-coat work
Laying is the skill of making equipment level. It usually involves moving equipment in small motions so that spirit levels are centralised in all planes. Movement is usually done by small worm gears or other fine setting devices for accurate small movements, together with other more coarse gears to allow large swings in motion for quick movement between different settings. Equipment that requires laying before it is can be used accurately includes: ⁕theodolites ⁕guns and howitzers in the indirect fire mode
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The numerical value of laying in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of laying in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Consider, and you will find that almost all the transactions of the time of Vespasian differed little from those of the present day. You there find marrying and giving in marriage, educating children, sickness, death, war, joyous holidays, traffic, agriculture, flatterers, insolent pride, suspicions, laying of plots, longing for the death of others, newsmongers, lovers, misers, men canvassing for consulship?yet all these passed away, and are nowhere.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
My wife and I had just gotten home from work, cleo was laying on the front porch at the front door, just laying there, waiting for somebody it seemed like.
In a way the CID man was pretty lucky, because outside the hospital the war was still going on. Men went mad and were rewarded with medals. All over the world, boys on every side of the bomb line were laying down their lives for what they had been told was their country, and no one seemed to mind, least of all the boys who were laying down their young lives.
If it had been handled properly, if they would have looked at the video — they’ve looked at the video every single time this year — the kid was laying on the floor. Wyatt was laying on the floor. And they’re going to punish those guys( the officials) ? No, they’re not punishing those guys. They’re punishing this guy right here because they did n’t do their job.
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