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dreg

[dreg] /drɛg/
noun
1.
dregs, the sediment of liquids; lees; grounds.
2.
Usually, dregs. the least valuable part of anything:
the dregs of society.
3.
a small remnant; any small quantity.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English < Old Norse dreg yeast (plural dreggjar dregs); cognate with Old Swedish dräg dregs
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dreg

/drɛɡ/
noun
1.
a small quantity: not a dreg of pity See also dregs
Word Origin
see dregs
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n.

see dregs.

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