The residue left in a wine container during fermentation and aging. Wine with the lees in it was considered a preferable product to new wine (Isa 25:6) and was also used as a metaphor for sluggish richness (Jer 48:11; Zeph 1:12) that deserved to be disturbed.

Isa 25:6

6On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples
a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines,
of rich food filled with marrow, of well-aged wi ... View more

Jer 48:11

11Moab has been at ease from his youth,
settled like wine on its dregs;
he has not been emptied from vessel to vessel,
nor has he gone into exile;
therefore his ... View more

Zeph 1:12

12At that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps,
and I will punish the people
who rest complacently on their dregs,
those who say in their hearts,
“The Lord w ... View more

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