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Lees,

Lees, [N] [E]

the coarser parts of a liquor, its sediment or dregs. "Wine on the lees" means a generous, full-bodied liquor. ( Isaiah 25:6 ) Before the wine was consumed, it was necessary to strain off the lees; such wine was then termed "well refined." ( Isaiah 25:6 ) To drink the lees, or "dregs," was an expression for the endurance of extreme punishment. ( Psalms 75:8 )


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Lees,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.