twice-laid

[ twahys-leyd ]
/ ˈtwaɪsˈleɪd /

adjective

made from strands of used rope.
made from makeshift or used material.

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Origin of twice-laid

First recorded in 1585–95
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Example sentences from the Web for twice-laid

  • It is principally used in caulking the seams, for stopping leaks, and for making into twice-laid ropes.

    The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth

British Dictionary definitions for twice-laid

twice-laid

adjective

made from strands of used rope
made from old or used material or retwisted yarn

Word Origin for twice-laid

C16: from lay 1 (in the sense: to twist together)
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