Water-laid
Water-laid Wa"ter-laid`, a. Having a left-hand twist; -- said of cordage; as, a water-laid, or left-hand, rope. [1913 Webster]

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  • water-laid — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective 1. of cordage a. : having a left hand twist b. : cable laid 2. : deposited in or by water : sedimentary * * * /waw teuhr layd , wot euhr /, adj. Ropemaking …   Useful english dictionary

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