a.1.Having a left-hand twist; - said of cordage; as, a water-laid, or left-hand, rope.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Banded iron formations are unique, water-laid deposits often found in extremely old rock strata that formed before the atmosphere or oceans contained abundant oxygen.
The locations of the structures "may be a good argument for water-laid sediments," agrees Harry Y.