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Lia

[lahy-uh] /ˈlaɪ ə/
noun, Douay Bible.
1.
Leah (def 1).
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  • So at first she took no individual interest in David—he cheered up 'lias—she had no other thought about him.

    The History of David Grieve Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Eocene, miocene, pliocene Tuff, lias and Trias and that is enough.

  • As the saline springs of the red marls rise up through the lias they undergo certain chemical changes.

    The History of Salt Evan Martlett Boddy
  • It was on one of these rambles that he broached to 'lias a subject which he had been considering for some time.

    Americans All Various
  • The lias of Spain and the Pyrenees contains much dolomitic limestone.

  • They came from the lias cliffs, undermined by the encroaching sea.

    Extinct Monsters H. N. Hutchinson
  • Those from the lias are mostly small, about eight to ten feet in length.

    Extinct Monsters H. N. Hutchinson
  • She hired workmen to dig out the block of lias in which it was buried.

  • There was a great jollification over the fish supper that night, and 'lias and the minister were the heroes of the occasion.

    Americans All Various
  • But now consider what this lias, and the Oolites and clays upon it mean.

    Town Geology Charles Kingsley
British Dictionary definitions for lias

Lias

/ˈlaɪəs/
noun
1.
the lowest series of rocks of the Jurassic system
Derived Forms
Liassic (laɪˈæsɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C15 (referring to a kind of limestone), C19 (geological sense) from Old French liois, perhaps from lie lees, dregs, so called from its appearance
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