Part of speech: noun

Sediment; dregs.

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Usage examples "lees":

  1. But when the battalion is drawn up at retreat and the shadows stretch across the grass, I shall take up my stand once more on the old parade ground, with all the future Grants and Lees around me, and when the flag comes down, I shall raise my hand with theirs, and show them that I have a country, too, and that the flag we salute together is my flag still. - "Captain Macklin", Richard Harding Davis.
  2. Ain't de Lees got a boardner? - "A House Party with the Tucker Twins", Nell Speed.
  3. He smelt like the lees of a rum barrel, and the rims of his eyes were red. - "Jimgrim and Allah's Peace", Talbot Mundy.