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
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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 ?
In settling the preliminaries of the arbitration they had, however, the misfortune to disagree, and appealed to arms.
I told him I was troubled because I found we must shift our quarters and alter our scheme of settling, for that I found I should be known if I stayed in that part of the country; for that my mother being dead, several of my relations were come into that part where we then was, and that I must either discover myself to them, which in our present circumstances was not proper on many accounts, or remove; and which to do I knew not, and that this it was that made me so melancholy and so thoughtful.
cried the old lady, taking the seat of honor prepared for her, and settling the folds of her lavender moire with a great rustle.
He came there as a visitor only; he occupied a furnished house for the season; and he never expressed, either by word or deed, the slightest intention of settling permanently in the North.