('Brit') Places were 'laid' (at the table) for three people. [=silverware, glasses, and napkins were put on the table for three people who will be eating there]
When she came home after midnight, her father 'laid down the law': if she came home that late again, she would not be allowed to watch TV for a week.
She 'laid on' a fake southern accent. [=she spoke with a southern accent although she doesn't usually speak that way]
(..) Good day, sir. I have your order. Well. The blade is folded steel. That's gold filigree laid into the handle. If I may. Perfectly balanced. The tang is nearly the full width of the blade. Impressive. (..)2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl