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Definition of "settlings" []

  • Sediment; dregs. (noun-plural)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "settlings" in a sentence
  • "When the liquid begins to simmer slightly, and just before it fairly boils, all the scum is removed by means of a long-handled skimmer, and is emptied into the pan with the "settlings," and both these are afterwards utilized in the manufacture of vinegar."
  • "And though I have trusted her since I had 'settlings' and all that, it has always been with a certain reserve."
  • "A bitter divorce ensued, and it was reported that Mr. Cleese paid $20.6 million in cash and assets to Ms. Faye during divorce settlings."
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