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Lees
(Heb. shemarim), from a word meaning to keep or preserve. It was applied to "lees" from the custom of allowing wine to stand on the lees that it might thereby be better preserved (Isa. 25:6). "Men settled on their lees" (Zeph. 1:12) are men "hardened or crusted." The image is derived from the crust formed at the bottom of wines long left undisturbed (Jer. 48:11). The effect of wealthy undisturbed ease on the ungodly is hardening. They become stupidly secure (compare Ps. 55:19; Amos 6:1). To drink the lees (Ps. 75:8) denotes severe suffering. Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'Lees' Eastons Bible Dictionary".
bible-history.com - Eastons; 1897.

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