- 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.
Origin of water-laid
First recorded in 1855–60
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Thus they belong to a group of what are called 'water-laid' rocks.Cheshire
Charles E. Kelsey
The lower part of this valley was filled with the water-laid drift of the overwash plain.