Then why should he know Murdock, and why should a lay figure be put in Murdock's bed?
"You look exactly like a lay figure in a milliner's shop," he remarked.
A flirtation with a lay figure would have been quite as successful.
A lay figure on a divan in the corner, emerged wildly from a trail of drapery.
He is a lay figure, but not necessarily a lay figure of speech.
He felt for a moment as if he were talking to a sort of lay figure that represented her and could not answer him.
I've used you as a sort of lay figure—when I've told myself stories.
Dick Turpin has been my lay figure for many an English lane.
Wolff will do for what artists call the 'lay figure,' and I'll put any drapery on him that I fancy.
You can hardly have a lay figure of full size, because of its cost.