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Lia

[lahy-uh]
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noun Douay Bible.
  1. Leah(def 1).
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Historical Examples

  • Eocene, miocene, pliocene Tuff, Lias and Trias and that is enough.

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  • When the congregation had passed out, Dokesbury shook 'Lias.

  • It was on one of these rambles that he broached to 'Lias a subject which he had been considering for some time.

  • Money is a great dignifier, and Jim and 'Lias were making money.

  • "Smell 'em, 'Lias," he said, yielding precedence to the oldest member.

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British Dictionary definitions for lias

Lias

noun
  1. the lowest series of rocks of the Jurassic system
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Derived FormsLiassic (laɪˈæsɪk), adjective

Word Origin

C15 (referring to a kind of limestone), C19 (geological sense) from Old French liois, perhaps from lie lees, dregs, so called from its appearance
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