leavings

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EtymologyEdit

Participial form of "leave".

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leavings ‎(uncountable)

  1. A worthless and incidental residuum, as scraps from a meal or shavings or sawdust from wood.
    The leavings were thrown to the dogs.
  2. A worthless surfeit of material, as leftovers from a meal or scrap lumber.
    The poor survive on the leavings of the rich and wasteful.
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