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Dreg (sing. in Troil. III, 2, 70; everywhere else plur. --s). 1) the lees, grounds: thou hast but lost the --s of life (viz the body) Sonn. 74, 9. “more --s than water,” Troil. III, 2, 72. “drink up the lees and --s of a flat tamed piece,” IV, 1, 62.
2) the last residue: “I will here shroud till the --s of the storm be past,” Tp. II, 2, 42 (cf. v. 21). “some certain --s of conscience are yet within me,” R3 I, 4, 124. “the good gods assuage thy wrath, and turn the --s of it upon this varlet here,” Cor. V, 2, 84.
3) that which spoils a thing, corrupts its purity: “what too curious d. espies my sweet lady in the fountain of our love?” Troil. III, 2, 70. “friendship is full of --s,” Tim. I, 2, 239.
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