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lay

(lā) [Fr. lai, L. laicus, fr Gr. laïkos, pert. to the people]
Not professionally trained in or qualified to practice any of the professions for which a higher education is required (e.g., law, medicine, clergy).

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Q. what is leukemia in lay person language, what causes it, what are the symptomes, and is it cancer

A. Leukemia is cancer of white blood cells. there are about 6-7 types of Leukemia i think...i'll have to check that one out. it basically means a white blood cell got mutated and started to multiply like crazy. causes severe problems. the types defer in which part of maturation it got cancerous. i hope i helped- if you still need more information, just ask! i'm here.

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Brad Coultes of Lay of the Land said, "Our goal is to educate the community on how to get the best results for all their property improvement projects at any budget.
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Part of what makes The Lay of the Land so dazzling is the way in which Ford repeats certain motifs from the earlier novels, and expands them, and the way certain events, places and characters echo or comment upon those that have come before." SCOTT LEIBS
Ever since 1992, Mikulski, who calls herself "Coach Barb," has held workshops to teach all new women senators, regardless of party affiliation, the lay of the land. "They look out for each other," says Democratic political consultant Mandy Grunwald, who worked on both Hillary Clinton's and newly elected Sen.
No stranger to the nation's capital, International Franchise Association Chairman Lawrence "Doc" Cohen nevertheless felt the need to get a closer look at the lay of the land between 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and Capitol Hill where he'll lead a charge of franchising-community activists coming to Washington, D.C.
MILITARY TACTICIANS HAVE TO GET the lay of the land before moving into any unknown area.
Where they fed, bedded, traveled and rutted revolved around two main factors--the "lay of the land" and the "changing of the seasons." The terrain factor remained constant, while the weather was an extreme variable.
This updated second edition includes over twenty new locations and clear details on what's provided, what to bring, and the lay of the land. If it's hiking and walking you do on holiday, don't miss trail expert John McKinney's The Joy Of Hiking: Hiking The Trailmaster Way (089997385X, $17.95).
Jim served on TEI's Executive Committee that year, and he took the time to "give me the lay of the land" and make me feel glad that I had joined the staff.
I've followed them since Chee was a pup learning the lay of the land from Leaphorn.
But slavery became more pronounced in the South because the soils, the lay of the land, and the climate there made toil more uncomfortable and slave labor more economically viable than in the North.
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