Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section II. Dimensions
2. Linear Dimensions

204. Layer.

   NOUN:LAYER, stratum, course, bed, couch, coping, zone, substratum, floor, flag, stage, story, tier, slab, escarpment; table, tablet; dess [Scot. & dial. Eng.]; flagstone; board, plank; trencher, platter.
  LEAF, lamina, lamella, sheet, flake, foil, wafer, scale, coat, peel, pellicle, membrane, film, lap, ply, slice, shive, cut, rasher, shaving, plate; overlay, integument (covering) [See Covering]; eschar.
  STRATIFICATION, lamination, delamination, foliation; scaliness, nest of boxes, coats of an onion.
   VERB:SLICE, shave, pare, peel, skive; delaminate; plate, coat, veneer; cover [See Covering].
   ADJECTIVE:LAMELLAR, lamelliferous, lamellate or lamellated, lamelliform; laminate or laminated, laminiferous; micaceous; schistose, schistous; scaly, filmy, membranous, membranaceous, flaky, squamous; foliated, foliaceous; stratified, stratiform; tabular, discoid; spathic, spathose.