verb (used with object), o·ver·lay [oh-ver-ley], /ˌoʊ vərˈleɪ/, o·ver·lain [oh-ver-leyn], /ˌoʊ vərˈleɪn/, o·ver·ly·ing.
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Marls and limestones with fossils of an Eocene facies overlie the Cretaceous rocks on the Gabun.
It also drains regions of the glacial drift and beds which overlie overturned Miocene strata, and are sometimes mixed with them.The Diatomaceae of Philadelphia and Vicinity|Charles Sumner Boyer
This was a satire upon shams, conventions, the disguises which overlie the most spiritual realities of the soul.From Chaucer to Tennyson|Henry A. Beers
Also a pair of elements which overlie the position of the external occipital joint.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)|David Starr Jordan
These overlie the bony scutes of armadillos and occur covering the tail in several groups of mammals, such as beavers and rats.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds