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 Lay Out (To).Lay by the Heels (To). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lay about One (To).
 
To strike on all sides.   1
        “He’ll lay about him to-day”—Shakespeare: Trolius and Cressida, i. 2.
 


 Lay Out (To).Lay by the Heels (To). 

 
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