noting a rope laid left-handed from three or four plain-laid ropes, in the making of which water was used to wet the fibers instead of the more customary oil or tallow.
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How to use water-laid in a sentence
Here's a sink, with the water laid on, Sir, and a clean jack towel behind the door.'The Pickwick Papers | Charles Dickens
Baths are usually grouped in a central bath-house adjacent to the cook-house, and have hot water laid on.
The chambers in the more modern houses contain marble basins, with hot and cold water laid on.Lights and Shadows of New York Life | James D. McCabe
The bath in the king's apartments had hot and cold water laid on, and was used by the Prince of Wales when on his visit to Delhi.Forty Thousand Miles Over Land and Water | Lady (Ethel Gwendoline [Moffatt]) Vincent
Thus they belong to a group of what are called 'water-laid' rocks.Cheshire | Charles E. Kelsey