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lying to Explained

Lying to at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Lying \Ly"ing\, p. pr. & vb. n.
of {Lie}, to be supported horizontally.

{Lying panel} (Arch.), a panel in which the grain of the wood
is horizontal. [R.]

{Lying to} (Naut.), having the sails so disposed as to
counteract each other.