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Lia

[lahy-uh] /ˈlaɪ ə/
noun, Douay Bible.
1.
Leah (def 1).
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Historical Examples
  • Eocene, miocene, pliocene Tuff, lias and Trias and that is enough.

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

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

    Americans All Various
  • Money is a great dignifier, and Jim and 'lias were making money.

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

    Dwellers in Arcady

    Albert Bigelow Paine
  • Those from the lias are mostly small, about eight to ten feet in length.

    Extinct Monsters H. N. Hutchinson
  • This fossil was first discovered in the lias strata of the Dorsetshire coast.

    Extinct Monsters H. N. Hutchinson
  • They came from the lias cliffs, undermined by the encroaching sea.

    Extinct Monsters H. N. Hutchinson
  • Jack is as good a bit of English Metal as you could pick up from the lias to the granite.

    Dariel R. D. Blackmore
  • The economic products of the lias are of considerable importance.

British Dictionary definitions for lias

Lias

/ˈlaɪəs/
noun
1.
the lowest series of rocks of the Jurassic system
Derived Forms
Liassic (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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