dregs, the sediment of liquids; lees; grounds.
Usually dregs. the least valuable part of anything: the dregs of society.
a small remnant; any small quantity.
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How to use dreg in a sentence
If August represents the last delicious dregs of summer, the right books will help you savor it.Here Are the 12 New Books You Should Read in August | Laura Zornosa | July 29, 2022 | Time
Its flavor, ineffable but always memorable, is like raisins mashed into an old orange and then plunged into the dregs of a long-neglected beef stock with dribbles of expired tomato paste.
In the wake of the article, Vivian has a job offer rescinded from Bloomberg News and is relocated to the dregs of the magazine’s office, affectionately known as “Scriberia.”
I found the smashed dregs of a Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tart, busted open the wrapper, and drank down the crumbs.
He asks penetrating questions and often has a better handle on details from the dregs of thick case files than some of the attorneys arguing before him.
No fragments were too small for use in Sister Anne's most skilful cookery; not a crumb, nor a dreg, nor a drop was wasted.Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 455 | Various
All parties liked him except the ultra-radical dreg of the canaille.Miss Eden's Letters | Emily Eden
I will drink the cup which Thou hast mingled, and not a dreg of any of its ingredients shall be left for my people.Christmas Evans | Paxton Hood
I will drink the cup which thou hast mingled, and not a dreg of any of its ingredients shall be left for my people.Sermons of Christmas Evans | Joseph Cross
Surely he didn't tell you to dreg the stones on to the trep?Two Knapsacks | John Campbell
British Dictionary definitions for dreg
a small quantity: not a dreg of pity See also dregs
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