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(RQ:Spenser Faerie Queene)
(RQ:Milton Paradise Lost)
To overwhelm; to press excessively upon.
- when any country is overlaid by the multitude which live upon it
To lie over (someone, especially a child) in order to smother it; to suffocate. (defdate)
(RQ:King James Version)
- a heap of ashes that o'erlays your fire
1993, (w), ''The Eye in the Door'', Penguin 2014 (''The Regeneration Trilogy''), p. 371:
- Prostitutes, thieves, girls who ‘overlaid’ their babies, abortionists who stuck their knitting needles into something vital – did they really need to be here?
To put an overlay on.
To bet too much money on.
1890, ''The Twentieth Century'' (volume 27, page 934)
- (..) he has 'overlaid' his book, and has not succeeded in 'round|getting round' by bets against the other horses.
A piece of paper pasted upon the tympan sheet to improve the impression by making it stronger at a particular place.
Odds which are set higher than expected or warranted. Favorable odds.
A horse going off at higher odds than it appears to warrant, based on its past performances.
A pop-up covering an existing part of the display.
A covering over something else.
(en-simple past of)