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RELA'Y, noun

1. A supply of horses placed on the road to be in readiness to relieve others, that a traveler may proceed without delay.

2. Hunting dogs kept in readiness at certain places to pursue the game, when the dogs that have been in pursuit are weary.

RELA'Y, verb transitive [re and lay.] To lay again; to lay a second time; as, to relay a pavement.