noun, plural lyings-in, lying-ins.
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Example sentences from the Web for lying-in
This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.
Her travel clique has been known to arrive at an airport, bags packed, passport-in-hand, within hours of spotting a deal.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement|Charlise Ferguson|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Earl Spencer adds, “Effectively, my great-grandfather sold his children to his father-in-law.”The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain|Tim Teeman|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The lack of a gun is not likely to be a major problem for close-in air-to-air dogfights against other jets.
But those weapons are of limited utility, especially during close-in fights.
This, however, did not apply to the waters lying directly around the Poloe and Flatland groups.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
Eggs and nestlings were found lying on the bare soil at the inner ends of the burrows; no nesting material was found.Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula|Erwin E. Klaas
The Seven-score and four on the six middle Bells, the treble leading, and the tenor lying behind every change, makes good Musick.Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing|Richard Duckworth and Fabian Stedman
Indeed, a score of bodies lying there had not been seen by Malcolm during his first frenzied examination of the house.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Last night I saw Jean Baptiste lying prone upon the floor, and knew that she had beaten him down to it, and he had not resisted.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
British Dictionary definitions for lying-in
noun plural lyings-in
- confinement in childbirth
- (as modifier)a lying-in hospital