dregs dregs  /d ˈrɛɡz/

Definition(s):

  • (n) sediment that has settled at the bottom of a liquid

Usage(s):

  1. Empty your golden glasses to the dregs.
  2. The dregs of the prison's life were still howling disconsolately among the debris of their possessions when the raiders turned their attention to the prison's hierarchy.
  3. There is undeniably a vast increase in the sheer quantity and accessibility of pure crap, even when measured against the dregs of the newsstand and the cable spectrum.

News

  • School's out for the summer in North

    Under a bright sun finally beaming with the heat of summer, children issued forth from the Community School in downtown North Attleborugh at 11:30 a.m. this morning, carrying backpacks filled with the dregs of the school year -- final papers, last projects and reports, pencil boxes filled with broken crayons, pencil stubs and well-worn erasers -- spreading out on their separate ways as a much ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: North Attleborough Free Press

Quotes

  1. "It dregs up some memories," Verlander said, "but it's two years ago -- totally different team. There's four or five guys [still there], I think. The stars have to align just right. I could've faced the exact same team with the exact same...
    on Jun 21, 2009 By: Justin Verlander Source: MLB.com

  2. "We have to build a new relationship, cleaner, free of complexes, balanced, clear of the dregs of the past and of obsolescent ideas that remain on both sides of the Mediterranean," Mr Sarkozy said. "It is up to us to rid the relationship...
    on May 19, 2006 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: BBC News

  3. "Who would have thought when we were in the dregs of society, you'd one day be doing something like that," asked Cherry on the scoreboard, "and I'd be famous on TV?"
    on Mar 15, 2009 By: Don Cherry Source: Toronto Sun

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