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[waw-ter-leyd, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tərˌleɪd, ˈwɒt ər-/
adjective, Ropemaking.
noting a rope laid left-handed from three or four plain-laid ropes, in the making of which water was used to wet the fibers instead of the more customary oil or tallow.
Origin of water-laid
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Many of these water-laid deposits are well layered, in contrast disrupted, creating hundreds of ponds and lakes across the state.
  • These complexly interbedded units were deposited in an alluvial-fan environment dominated by water-laid deposition.

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