O`ver*lie" (?), v. t. [imp. Overlay (?); p. p. Overlain (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Overlying.]

To lie over or upon; specifically, to suffocate by lying upon; as, to overlie an infant.

Quain.

A woman by negligence overlieth her child in her sleeping. Chaucer.

 

© Webster 1913.

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