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