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TO LIE. That which is proper, is fit; as, an action on the case lies for an injury committed without force; corporeal hereditaments lie in livery, that is, they pass by livery; incorporeal hereditaments lie in grant, that is, pass by the force of the grant, and without any livery. Vide Lying in grant.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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A Glossy photo gave the lie to a rider's claim that she was a rookie when she fell off a horse breaking her back.
Yesterday Chris Smith, their social security spokesman, gave the lie to that.
But John Orr, prosecuting at Belfast Crown Court, said the boy's glove- covered hand gave the lie to that claim.