Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)

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Overlie (Page: 1023)

O`ver*lie" (?), v. t. [imp. Overlay (?); p. p. Overlain (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Overlying.] To lie over or upon; specifically, to suffocate by lying upon; as, to overlie an infant. Quain.

A woman by negligence overlieth her child in her sleeping. Chaucer.