[ UK /dɹˈɛɡ/ ]
  1. a small amount of residue
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How To Use dreg In A Sentence

  • The dregs of humanity strewn around me. Times, Sunday Times
  • I can't see so well, it's getting dark and the reeds are tall here, willowy reeds that slap your face when you climb down with your rake and cull and dreg the day. Dock
  • In addition, the rural population is sometimes seen as a specific class in Marx's historical writings, as is the Lumpenproletariat (“dregs of society”), so that we obtain an image of society, which, far from the usual dichotomic or trichotomic image, is differentiated into several strata with multiple interests. CLASS
  • -- These frequently remain as the so-called dregs of some illness, and are found very persistent. Papers on Health
  • We are dropouts from society, useless dregs who make no contribution, so it is inevitable that people will look at us strangely and with contempt.
  • As bulking agent, dry feces and mushroom dregs have similar effects, but dry feces gets easily and has higher translation rate of nitrogen.
  • Payment was commonly in cast-off clothes, food scraps, alcohol or opium dregs.
  • Ceramics timber of low temperature is a kind of material which uses plant remainder and the phosphorus dreg of industry abolishes as main raw materials, uses chemically bounded ceramic as its binder.
  • The dregs of last night's bottle of red wine prompted this comforting meal in a bowl. Times, Sunday Times
  • Paterfamilias is obliged to drink the cup of gaiety to the dregs, which is almost worse than being in office. Memoirs of the Life and Correspondence of Henry Reeve, C.B., D.C.L. In Two Volumes. Volume II.
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