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    sufficient to lay

    1.Does the part after "sufficient to lay..." mean "to the extent that ..." or "as a result"? Is it a describing, adjective part for "had fallen" or a result to mean "so it was sufficient..."?
    2. What does "lay one of a larger kind" mean? I don't get what it means.

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    ex)Rain had fallen in the night, sufficient to lay the dust, turn the roads brown, and make the leaves and grass green....Tiny blue butterflies flitted about, and here and there, with its exquisitely painted wings expanded, lay one of a larger kind, like some rich blossom clustered amongst the leaves...

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    Re: sufficient to lay

    1. Enough rain fell to wet the dust down so that it was not flying around.
    2. I have no idea either.

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    Re: sufficient to lay

    2. Most of the butterflies were tiny, but here and there a larger one could be seen among the leaves.

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    Re: sufficient to lay

    Tiny blue butterflies flitted about, and here and there, with its exquisitely painted wings expanded, lay one of a larger kind, like some rich blossom clustered amongst the leaves...

    I read this as:
    Tiny blue butterflies flitted about, and there were several places where a larger type of butterfly was sitting, with its coloured wings spread out, like a blossom amongst the leaves.

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