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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lees.
 
There are lees to every wine. The best things have some defect. A French proverb.   1
       
“Doubt is the lees of thought.”
       
Boker: Doubt, etc., i. 11.
   Settling on the lees. Making the best of a bad job; settling down on what is left, after having squandered the main part of one’s fortune.   2
 


 Leek.Leet (A). 

 
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