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Synonyms for leavings

Synonyms for leavings

what remains after a part has been used or subtracted

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I am doubtful whether I was at heart glad or sorry, when my school-days drew to an end, and the time came for my leaving Doctor Strong's.
There's only a little bit of the vineyard that isn't abandoned-- just enough to make wine for the present Italian lessees, who are running a poverty-stricken milk ranch on the leavings of the soil.
He observed that she did not appear starved, but rather as if she had been fed on unwholesome scraps and leavings of plates.
For several days after leaving Nantucket, nothing above hatches was seen of Captain Ahab.
Everybody was sorry; but the master began directly to make arrangements for breaking up his establishment and leaving England.
Very soon after my return to Baltimore, my mis- tress, Lucretia, died, leaving her husband and one child, Amanda; and in a very short time after her death, Master Andrew died.
Jennings, when they met at breakfast the following morning, "Sir John will not like leaving Barton next week;
Michael Vanstone himself had the intention of leaving her.
Now as they were getting off, the Doctor noticed that a whole lot of rats were coming up from downstairs and leaving the ship as well.
The staff had left the boards for the moment, leaving a scene half set.
For many years they lived peacefully and happily in this sheltered place, never leaving it except to hunt the wild animals, which served them both for food and clothes.
The Nautilus, leaving the Straits of Gibraltar, had gone far out.
But the East India Company has now passed away, leaving the British possessions in India directly under the control of the Crown.
And although he was twice routed by the Carthaginians, and ultimately besieged, yet not only was he able to defend his city, but leaving part of his men for its defence, with the others he attacked Africa, and in a short time raised the siege of Syracuse.
She had always spoken to him as she would to any other gentleman; she made not the smallest objection to his joining in the society of the neighbourhood nor to his leaving the parish occasionally for a week or two, to visit his relations.