The scales showed seven pounds less, he was eating baskets of fruit and goody-goody health food, plus he'd laid off the booze completely.
Near the centre of the city is the old town square (now know as the City Hall Square), laid off in 1637.
The precincts are laid off by the commissioners and each elects a justice of the peace and a constable.
He cut across and laid off a perfect ball as he was cynically scythed by a gasping opponent.
When a field is ridged in the line of the greatest ascent of the ground, there is an obvious convenience in adopting the furrows as the site of the drains; but wherever this is not the case the drains must be laid off to suit the contour of the ground, irrespective of the furrows altogether.