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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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"Many people are simply unaware that these old and unused mobiles lying around in drawers can be recycled or how to do this.
Fossils aren't just lying around the park these days.
"Anything that breaks the monotony of lying around in a hospital bed is good," Commander Willard said.
I have all this stuff lying around the studio, leftovers from different projects and unfinished projects and notes.
Wright's plant also doesn't have any stacks of bags or boxes of materials lying around. His resin distributor delivers daily on a just-in-time basis.
On a trip to the forest to buy wood for his sawmills, he noticed the tree stumps and waste wood lying around and realized that clearing them could provide work for many people.
There were 32,000 tons of junk lying around and 1 kept finding hideaways where workers were sleeping.' McBane is still there and still grumbling.
So now, when the fires do start, there's a huge amount of highly flammable material lying around. That's a recipe for massive, often catastrophic wildfires, the likes of which have been more common in recent years.
The reasons ranged from disagreement over colour schemes to leaving mess lying around.
The nuclear weapons situation in Russia is no more comforting, with approximately 27,000 nuclear warheads and 1,300 tons of fissile material lying around, providing a tempting smorgasbord for wannabe terrorists.
They will leave tools lying around and make holes all over the place.