draff

  • 1 Draff — Draff, n. [Cf. D. draf the sediment of ale, Icel. draf draff, husks. Cf. 1st {Drab}.] Refuse; lees; dregs; the wash given to swine or cows; hogwash; waste matter. [1913 Webster] Prodigals lately come from swine keeping, from eating draff and… …

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  • 2 draff|y — «DRAF ee, DRAHF », adjective, draff|i|er, draff|i|est. 1. full of draff or dregs. 2. like draff; worthless …

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  • 3 draff — [draf] n. [ME draf < ON, akin to Ger dial. treber (pl.), dregs < IE * dhrābh < base * dher , dirty, somber > DARK] refuse or dregs, esp. of malt after brewing …

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  • 4 draff — Grain Grain (gr[=a]n), n. [F. grain, L. granum, grain, seed, small kernel, small particle. See {Corn}, and cf. {Garner}, n., {Garnet}, {Gram} the chick pea, {Granule}, {Kernel.}] [1913 Webster] 1. A single small hard seed; a kernel, especially of …

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  • 5 draff — draffy, adj. /draf/, n. dregs, as in a brewing process; lees; refuse. [1175 1225; ME draf; c. Icel, D draf; akin to D drab (see DRAB2), G Treber draff] * * * …

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  • 6 draff — noun dregs; the wash given to swin or cows; hogwash or waste matter …

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  • 7 draff — dræf n. draught; breeze; refuse; lees; dregs; hogwash; waste matter …

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  • 8 draff — [draf] noun literary dregs or refuse. Origin ME: perh. related to Ger. Treber, Träber husks, grains , and to drivel …

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  • 9 draff — n. Refuse, lees, dregs, sediment, scum, rubbish, stuff, waste or worthless matter …

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  • 10 draff — /dræf/ (say draf) noun refuse, especially of malt after brewing; lees; dregs. {Middle English draf dregs} –draffy, adjective …

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  • 11 draff — Waste matter, sweepings, refuse, lees, or dregs. In weighing commodities the term signifies dust and dirt, and not what is generally meant by draught or draft (q.v.) …

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  • 12 draff — Dirt dregs, impurities. Sometimes confused with draft, the arbitrary deduction from gross weight of an imported article, formerly employed in customs offices to assure the importer that he was not prejudiced by the scales used …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 13 draff —  brewer s grains. Cumb. Or rather the water wherein barley is steeped before it is malted. North …

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  • 14 draff — n. 1 dregs, lees. 2 refuse. Etymology: ME, perh. repr. OE draeligf (unrecorded) …

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  • 15 Draff Young — is a former National Basketball Association coach. He coached three games for the Kansas City Omaha Kings in 1973, becoming the first African American who was not a former NBA player to do so.[1] Notes ^ The Seattle Times: Sonics: Brown s hiring… …

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  • 16 draffish — draffˈish or draffˈy adjective Worthless • • • Main Entry: ↑draff …

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  • 17 Adiamante — Infobox Book | name = Adiamante title orig = translator = image caption = First edition cover author = L. E. Modesitt, Jr. illustrator = cover artist = country = United States language = English series = subject = genre = Science Fiction novel… …

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  • 18 dregs — n. pl. 1. Sediment, lees, grounds, draff, feculence. 2. Dross, scum, refuse, draff …

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  • 19 draffsack — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: Middle English draf sak, from draf draff + sak sack more at sack (bag) 1. Scotland : a sack for draff 2 …

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  • 20 trub — I. ˈtrəb noun ( s) Etymology: origin unknown : truffle 1 II. ˈtrüb, ˈtrəb noun ( s) Etymology: German trub, trüb; a …

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