Origin of leftover
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In Rwanda, an unbalanced ratio leaves 83 of every 100 citizens dependent on the leftover 17 for survival.
Human tails are part of the evolutionary baggage that we carry in our bodies, leftover from our ancestors.The Crazy Way Creationists Try To Explain Human Tails Without Evolution|Karl W. Giberson|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This consisted of wine that was now free and leftover cheese.Backstage at the Razzie Awards, Honoring Hollywood’s Worst Films|David Eckstein|March 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Three years on, doesn't it already feel like a leftover from a bygone era?
Empty the mushrooms from the strainer basket into the pot with the leftover broth.
Do not use mixtures which have been leftover and allowed to stand for some time.The Pecan and its Culture|H. Harold Hume
Pour over the fruit whip and a little of the leftover raspberry puree.Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book|Mary A. Wilson
Ross swallowed a very dry mouthful of grain and then stooped to scoop up some leftover snow in the shadow of a tree root.The Time Traders|Andre Norton
A can of asparagus, a leftover from the housekeeping of the spring, was unearthed.Molly Brown of Kentucky|Nell Speed
Lamua ang subrang tugnus, Preserve the leftover fry by salting them lightly.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan|John U. Wolff
also left-over, "remaining, not used up," 1890, from left + over. The noun meaning "something left over" is from 1891; leftovers "excess food after a meal" (especially if re-served later) is from 1878; in this sense Old English had metelaf.