settlings


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set·tlings

 (sĕt′lĭngz)
pl.n.
Sediment; dregs.

settlings

(ˈsɛtlɪŋz)
pl n
any matter or substance that has settled at the bottom of a liquid; sediment; dregs
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.settlings - sediment that has settled at the bottom of a liquid
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
grounds - dregs consisting of solid particles (especially of coffee) that form a residue; "it is a Middle Eastern custom to read your future in your coffee grounds"
sediment, deposit - matter that has been deposited by some natural process
References in classic literature ?
"Upon my word, here's a state of things!" cried the old lady, taking the seat of honor prepared for her, and settling the folds of her lavender moire with a great rustle.
Upon those considerations, I went on with telling my husband the absolute necessity there was of our not settling in Potomac River, at least that we should be presently made public there; whereas if we went to any other place in the world, we should come in with as much reputation as any family that came to plant; that, as it was always agreeable to the inhabitants to have families come among them to plant, who brought substance with them, either to purchase plantations or begin new ones, so we should be sure of a kind, agreeable reception, and that without any possibility of a discovery of our circumstances.
In settling the preliminaries of the arbitration they had, however, the misfortune to disagree, and appealed to arms.
"How is it," she began, as usual in French, settling down briskly and fussily in the easy chair, "how is it Annette never got married?