Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural Scraps or remains; residue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural Things left; remnants; relics.
  • noun plural Refuse; offal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A worthless and incidental residuum, as scraps from a meal or shavings or sawdust from wood.
  • noun A worthless surfeit of material, as leftovers from a meal or scrap lumber.

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Examples

  • The farmers would share their wells, and the herders would feed their stock on the leavings from the harvest.

    The Real Roots of Darfur

  • The farmers would share their wells, and the herders would feed their stock on the leavings from the harvest.

    The Real Roots of Darfur

  • The farmers would share their wells, and the herders would feed their stock on the leavings from the harvest.

    The Real Roots of Darfur

  • There is an unawareness of the daily blood letting and skin leavings we sacrifice in our work.

    A PRIMER ON UNLEARNING CLASSISM

  • He was for five decades a debonair man about town, a swinger musically and socially, the house pianist on the Playboy TV show and not a guy who had to make do with Hef's leavings from the grotto.

    Broadway's Last Good Time

  • He was for five decades a debonair man about town, a swinger musically and socially, the house pianist on the Playboy TV show and not a guy who had to make do with Hef's leavings from the grotto.

    Broadway's Last Good Time

  • He was for five decades a debonair man about town, a swinger musically and socially, the house pianist on the Playboy TV show and not a guy who had to make do with Hef's leavings from the grotto.

    Broadway's Last Good Time

  • All of a sudden he catches sight of some leavings from the boys 'supper, and begins immediately to grumble because they have had chicken.

    The Girl from the Marsh Croft

  • There would be a dray drawn by three or four pair of bullocks; London streets never saw that turn-out; and then Eleanor would start at seeing a little group of the natives of the country, dressed in English leavings of costume.

    The Old Helmet, Volume II

  • And she noticed that some of the "leavings" of urine were tiny.

    Archive 2004-12-01

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