way +"Ž lay likely from Middle Dutch wegelagen (“besetting of ways, lying in wait with evil or hostile intent along public ways").
Waylay Sentence Examples
His opponents endeavoured to waylay him, but he came to London with an armed retinue and forced himself into the king's presence.
How many other reptiles lurked in the trees and brush, ready to waylay anyone bold enough to enter their territory?
Meanwhile Maitland of Lethington had been at the English court, and an English fleet under William Winter was sent to the Forth in January 1560 to waylay Elbeuf's fleet, which was, however, driven back by a storm to Calais.
Thus, the Koreans go far beyond the Eskimo and number their demons by thousands of billions; they fill the chimney, the shed, the living-room, the kitchen, they are on every shelf and jar; in thousands they waylay the traveller as he leaves his home, beside him, behind him, dancing in front of him, whirring over his head, crying out upon him from air, earth and water.