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It is the principal waste-product of metabolism, and constitutes about one-half of all the solids excreted—about 30 gm.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
A small book, bound in full purple calf, lay half hidden in a nest of fine tissue paper on the dressing-table.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
The seed of discontent was again germinating under the duplicity of the Spanish lay and clerical authorities.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
At the sight, Felipe flung himself on his knees before her; he kissed the aged hands as they lay trembling in her lap.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Alone Orlean lay trying vainly to forget something—something that stood like a spectre before her eyes.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
Sometimes the child lay so still that Aristide arose to see whether he was alive.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
There lay Bob Rock, covered with blood, and apparently insensible.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Then the croupier tears open two packets of new cards, flinging the old ones into a waste-paper basket at his side.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
This road ran north and south, and nearly in front of where he lay another road entered it, coming in from the west.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
At last he lay upon the floor, while around her, Mrs. Merley and the other girl begged and beseeched.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
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JULY 28, 2021
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WORDS RELATED TO LAY WASTE

  • create chaos
  • desolate
  • despoil
  • destroy
  • devastate
  • lay waste
  • play mischief with
  • ravage
  • ruin
  • wreck
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Fletcherizeverb (used with or without object) | [flech-uh-rahyz ]SEE DEFINITION