Definition of dregs:
adjunct, dead wood, moisture, lees, irrelevance, non-issue, grounds, stuff, trivia, river, trickle, condensation, inessentials, riffraff, drop, minutiae, splash, detail, jet, refuse, sip, spatter, trash, leak, deposition, nothing, settlings.
- residue (part of speech: noun)
- residues (part of speech: noun)
- "The Castle of Otranto", Horace Walpole.
- "Boys' Book of Famous Soldiers", J. Walker McSpadden.
But, without going into particulars, the general account be gives of them is affecting: " It is impossible," he says, " for a human heart to reflect upon the slavery of these dregs of mankind, without in some measure feeling for their misery, which ends but with their lives- nothing can be more wretched than the condition of this people."- "The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839)", Thomas Clarkson.