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