Un`der*lay" (?), v. t. [AS. underlecgan. See Under, and Lay, v. t.]

1.

To lay beneath; to put under.

2.

To raise or support by something laid under; as, to underlay a cut, plate, or the like, for printing. See Underlay, n., 2.

3.

To put a tap on (a shoe).

[Prov. Eng.]

 

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Un`der*lay", v. i. Mining

To incline from the vertical; to hade; -- said of a vein, fault, or lode.

 

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Un"der*lay` (?), n.

1. Mining

The inclination of a vein, fault, or lode from the vertical; a hade; -- called also underlie.

2. Print.

A thickness of paper, pasteboard, or the like, placed under a cut, or stereotype plate, or under type, in the from, to bring it, or any part of it, to the proper height; also, something placed back of a part of the tympan, so as to secure the right impression.

 

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