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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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Lie down on floor with your feet firmly flat on the ground and our knees bent.
"When we are under stress, the last thing we think about is slowing down, let alone stopping completely to lie down on the floor.
She said: "All I want to do is lie down and cry, but I won't because I refuse to cry in public."
"All I want to do is lie down and cry but I won't because I refuse to cry in public."
Participants dressed in shrouds lie down inside wooden coffins during the ?death experience?
But they found that cows standing for six hours are just as likely to lie down as cows standing for only one hour.
All 22 players decided to lie down for the first few minutes and relax on the grass to show their protest for not having received any money for months.
IS it really true that cows lie down when it is about to rain...
Planking is a game that is gaining a lot of popularity where people (known as "plankers") lie down on the ground – usually in an unusual location – and post the picture of planking on online community such as Facebook.
I lie down with the last light watching the robin who takes it in
Some people are wondering what we've been up to, well the truth is that after the excesses of the 80s we needed a lie down but now we're back and raring to go." As far as lie-downs go, that's a positively Arthurian bit of shut-eye, but, like the Sleeping Knights of Jesus, it's good to see the old slumberers back.