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LAYER

1. One who, or that which, lays. 2. [Prob. A corruption of lair] That which is laid; a stratum; a bed; one thickness, rate, or fold laid over other; as, a layer of clay or of sand in the land; a layer of bricks, or of plaster; the layers of an onion. 3. A shoot or twig of a plant, not detached from the stock, laid under ground for growth or propagation. 4. An artificial oyster bed. See: Lay to reason to lie flat. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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