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lay bricks/carpet/concrete/cables etc

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlay bricks/carpet/concrete/cables etclay bricks/carpet/concrete/cables etcPUTto put or fasten bricks, a carpet etc in the correct place, especially on the ground or floor The carpet was laid last week. The project involved laying an oil pipeline across the desert. lay
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lay bricks/carpet/concrete/cables etcDuring the week I found work in town painting houses, laying carpets and delivering telephone books.Compact the base, then lay concrete, using a 1 cement to 5 parts ballast mix.Trying to raise efficiency and morale without first setting this structure to rights is like trying to lay bricks without mortar.Why didn't he lay concrete you ask?
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