Despite the Kipling comeback,

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jun 4 22:13:42 UTC 2012

the schooner ... _laid at_ this dock

a steamer ... _lying at_ a pier

_lay_ has been steady kicking _lie_'s ass, over the dekkids.
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society -

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