dreg


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dreg

 (drĕg)
n. often dregs
1. The sediment in a liquid, such as wine or coffee.
2. The basest or least desirable portion: the dregs of humanity.
3. A small amount; a residue: "She would head straight for the kitchen, clinging to the dregs of her energy, not allowing herself to relax before getting the supper on" (Lynn Coady).

[Middle English dreg, from Old Norse dregg.]

dreg

(drɛɡ)
n
a small quantity: not a dreg of pity.

dreg

(drɛg)

n.
1. dregs, the sediment of liquids; lees; grounds.
2. Usu., dregs. the least valuable part of anything: the dregs of society.
3. a small remnant; any small quantity.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old Norse dreg yeast (pl. dreggjar dregs)]
dreg′gy, adj.
dreg′gi•ness, n.

dreg

- A small remnant or a small quantity.
See also related terms for small quantity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dreg - a small amount of residue
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

dreg

noun
1. Matter that settles on a bottom or collects on a surface by a natural process.Often used in plural:
2. A group of persons regarded as the lowest class.Often used in plural:
Slang: scum.
Idioms: scum of the earth, tag and rag, the great unwashed.
References in classic literature ?
I know how soon youth would fade and bloom perish, if, in the cup of bliss offered, but one dreg of shame, or one flavour of remorse were detected; and I do not want sacrifice, sorrow, dissolution--such is not my taste.
Implementing agency : Zarzad DrEg WojewEdzkich w Bydgoszczy
Contact point(s): Generalna Dyrekcja DrEg Krajowych i Autostrad, Oddzial w Bialymstoku, Wydzial ZamEwien Publicznych, ul.
Implementing agency : Zarzad Drog WojewEdzkich w Lublinie, Rejon DrEg WojewEdzkich w Hrubieszowie
Implementing agency : Dolnoslaska Sluzba DrEg i Kolei we Wroclawiu
Contact point(s): Miejski Zaklad Zieleni, DrEg i Ochrony Srodowiska w Kolobrzegu Sp.
Yet now in June, The middle of the month with a dark sky Lowering around his house, with flicks of lightning Nicking the horizon across the wide valley, he Picks up his half-forgotten cup and the dregs Are cool and savory.
I'm forever opening bottles to satisfy herself's taste for expensive chardonnay, but she only drinks a few glasses at a time leaving me with a fridge full of dregs.
The stranger says that leaving the dregs is a waste because Heineken is "now imported from Holland".
Tuff Love Dregs EP THE White Stripes, MGMT, Simon & Garfunkel, Soft Cell .
Our lives have been destroyed by the mindless dregs.