Then why should he know Murdock, and why should a lay figure be put in Murdock's bed?
"You look exactly like a lay figure in a milliner's shop," he remarked.
A flirtation with a lay figure would have been quite as successful.
A lay figure on a divan in the corner, emerged wildly from a trail of drapery.
He is a lay figure, but not necessarily a lay figure of speech.
Dick Turpin has been my lay figure for many an English lane.
I've used you as a sort of lay figure—when I've told myself stories.
He felt for a moment as if he were talking to a sort of lay figure that represented her and could not answer him.
Wolff will do for what artists call the 'lay figure,' and I'll put any drapery on him that I fancy.
You can hardly have a lay figure of full size, because of its cost.