Make a bet on terms favorable to the other party, as in I'll lay odds that it will rain before the week is out. [c. 1600] The closely related lay a wager means "make a bet," as in He laid a wager that Don would be late. [c. 1300]
|a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.|
|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
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