Laid paper, paper marked with parallel lines or water marks, as if ribbed, from parallel wires in the mold. It is called blue laid, cream laid, etc., according to its color.

(Laid"ly), a. Ugly; loathsome. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]

This laidly and loathsome worm.
W. Howitt.

(Lain) p. p. of Lie, v. i.

(Lain"ere) n. See Lanier. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Lair) n. [OE. leir, AS. leger; akin to D. leger, G. lager couch, lair, OHG. legar, Goth. ligrs, and to E. lie. See Lie to be prostrate, and cf. Layer, Leaguer.]

1. A place in which to lie or rest; especially, the bed or couch of a wild beast.

2. A burying place. [Scot.] Jamieson.

3. A pasture; sometimes, food. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Laird) n. [See Lord.] A lord; a landholder, esp. one who holds land directly of the crown. [Scot.]

(Laird"ship), n. The state of being a laird; an estate; landed property. [Scot.] Ramsay.

(La"ism) n. See Lamaism. [R.]

Laissez faire
(||Lais`sez" faire") [F., let alone.] Noninterference; — an axiom of some political economists, deprecating interference of government by attempts to foster or regulate commerce, manufactures, etc., by bounty or by restriction; as, the doctrine of laissez faire; the laissez faire system of government.

(La"i*ty) n. [See Lay, a.]

1. The people, as distinguished from the clergy; the body of the people not in orders.

A rising up of the laity against the sacerdotal caste.

(||Lag`oph*thal"mi*a ||Lag`oph*thal"mos) n. [NL. lagophtalmia, fr. Gr. lagw`s hare + 'ofqalmo`s eye; — so called from the notion that a hare sleeps with his eyes open.] (Med.) A morbid condition in which the eye stands wide open, giving a peculiar staring appearance.

(La*go"pous) a. [Gr. a hare + foot.] (Bot.) Having a dense covering of long hair, like the foot of a hare.

(La*gune") n. See Lagoon.

(La"ic La"ic*al) a. [L. laicus: cf. F. laïque. See Lay laic.] Of or pertaining to a layman or the laity. "Laical literature." Lowell.

An unprincipled, unedified, and laic rabble.

(La"ic), n. A layman. Bp. Morton.

(La"ic*al"i*ty) n. The state or quality of being laic; the state or condition of a layman.

(La"ic*al*ly) adv. As a layman; after the manner of a layman; as, to treat a matter laically.

(Laid) imp. & p. p. of Lay.

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