noun, plural lie-bys. British.
a paved section alongside a highway for automobiles in need of emergency repairs.
a railroad siding.
Lay vs. LieThe difference between the verbs lay and lie is one of English’s thornier cases of confusion. Both words involve something or someone in a horizontal position, but where the two words deviate has to do with who or what is horizontal—the subject of the verb (the one doing the action) or the direct object (the person or thing being acted upon). When to use lay …
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- lie up,
- lie with,
- lie, marius sophus,
- lie, trygve halvdan,
- lieberkühn's crypt,
- lieberkühn's follicle
Origin of lie-by
First recorded in 1640–50; noun use of verb phrase lie by
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Examples from the Web for lie-by
Then we lie-by till three or four in the afternoon, or maybe longer, and trek the best part of the night.The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley|Bertram Mitford