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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lee, n.; pl. Lees   That which settles at the bottom, as of a cask of liquor (esp. wine); sediment; dregs; -- used now only in the plural. [Lees occurs also as a form of the singular.] “The lees of wine.”
    A thousand demons lurk within the lee.   --Young.
 The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees
 Is left this vault to brag of.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lees n. pl. Dregs. See 2d Lee.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lees n. A leash. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the sediment from fermentation of an alcoholic beverage

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (Heb. shemarim), from a word meaning to keep or preserve. It was
    applied to "lees" from the custom of allowing wine to stand on
    the lees that it might thereby be better preserved (Isa. 25:6).
    "Men settled on their lees" (Zeph. 1:12) are men "hardened or
    crusted." The image is derived from the crust formed at the
    bottom of wines long left undisturbed (Jer. 48:11). The effect
    of wealthy undisturbed ease on the ungodly is hardening. They
    become stupidly secure (comp. Ps. 55:19; Amos 6:1). To drink the
    lees (Ps. 75:8) denotes severe suffering.