Now, overlaying it all is the glass and concrete jungle of the Olympic era.
The overlaying of silver by antimony is their particular craft.
It would be explained by the Phnician overlaying of wood-work with beaten bronze, or, to speak more correctly, with copper.
They are sewed together with a thread of rattan, overlaying each other, like tiles or shingles, thus shedding the rain.
It is composed of a black vegetable mould of a foot to two feet in depth, overlaying a hard yellow clay.
It was but natural that such a man, just as he had been relieved of the overlaying Jefferson, should try to brush Paine aside.
Flat blocks, which require careful "overlaying" on the machine, waste too much time for daily news work.
Veneering may therefore be comprehensively described as overlaying or inlaying one body with portions of another.
It would revive their long-deferred and dying hopes, overlaying the near future with its gold.
Finally he sat down, picked up his coiled riata and began braiding the brushy end of the rope and overlaying it with twine.
"to cover the surface of (something)," c.1300, in part from Old English oferlecgan "to place over," also "to overburden," and in part from over- + lay (v.). There also was an overlie in Middle English, but it merged into this word. Similar compounds are found in other Germanic languages, e.g. Gothic ufarlagjan. Related: Overlaid; overlaying.
in the printing sense, 1824, from overlay (v.). Meaning "transparent sheet over a map, chart, etc." is from 1938. In earliest noun use it meant "a necktie" (1725).