lay (v.) 1
apply, place, put
2H6 IV.viii.57 [Cade to himself, of the rebels] I see them lay their heads together to surprise me [i.e. plot together]
H8 I.i.84 [Buckingham to Abergavenny, of the gentry] many / Have broke their backs with laying manors on 'em / For this great journey [i.e. have pawned their estates in order to be properly equipped for the journey]
H8 V.iv.77 [Lord Chamberlain to Porter and Man] I'll lay ye all / By th'heels [i.e. put you in irons]
Ham III.iv.146 [Hamlet to Gertrude] Lay not that flattering unction to your soul