Why, I've seen these pavements laid and relaid for seventy years and I remember all the men who walked over them.
As the roots cannot be forced or wired out, the sewer must be relaid.
The five miles of Neale's section of road that the commissioners had judged at fault had been torn up, resurveyed, and relaid.
The fifth also relaid his head on the stone, and immediately his eyes closed.
The old metaphysical systems failed; but we have relaid the foundations of life and thought upon the solid ground of nature.
Submarine telegraph between England and France completed, but had to be relaid.
When Mr. Mller and Mr. Craik began joint work in Bristol, foundations needed to be relaid.
The cross-overs, E and F, are taken up occasionally and relaid near the advancing ends of the cut and dump.
Floors and ceilings were relaid; the roof was made watertight again, and the dust of half a century was scoured out.
Thus the pavement is perpetually torn up and relaid, each removal rendering it more unfit for travel.
late 14c., "hounds placed along a line of chase," from Middle French relai "reserve pack of hounds or other animals" (13c.), from Old French relaier "to exchange tired animals for fresh," literally "leave behind," from re- "back" (see re-) + laier "to leave" (see delay (v.)). The etymological sense is "to leave (dogs) behind (in order to take fresh ones)." Of horses, 1650s. Electromagnetic sense first recorded 1860. As a type of foot-race, it is attested from 1898.
c.1400, "to set a pack of (fresh) hounds after a quarry;" also "change horses," from Old French relaiier, from relai (see relay (n.)). Related: Relayed; relaying.