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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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Police are keeping open all options but believe that there's a strong possibility that Karim could be lying low in Coventry.
Speculation at Westminster centred on the intentions of Ruislip Northwood MP John Wilkinson, who was lying low yesterday.
Now that Nancy Dell'Olio is lying low football needs another mad woman to take the p*** out of.
The 50-year-old prankster was lying low after consulting top criminal lawyers.
A MYSTERY Lotto millionaire was lying low last night.
But he was lying low in his Coatbridge home, preferring to let a council spokesman do his talking for him in a bland statement.
I don't need to work, so I'm heading to another country, any country, and lying low to escape your stalking."
Inverurie players were lying low last night after crashing to an incredible 23- 0 defeat.
A shy Kerry has been lying low after she was cautioned by police over a nightclub bust-up last week.
Inverurie Juniors players were lying low last night after the worst defeat of their career.
He fled the US after the California trial and has been lying low in Bahrain.
"And I've been lying low because I'm touring Scotland in the autumn and I don't want people to get sick of my ugly mug."