lees

Definitions

  • Old Yale Heroes--Lee McClung's Team
    Old Yale Heroes--Lee McClung's Team
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lees the sediment from fermentation of an alcoholic beverage
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Advertisment for other Lee and Shepard Illustrated Hymns and Poems Advertisment for other Lee and Shepard Illustrated Hymns and Poems
THE MEETING OF GENERALS GRANT AND LEE AT APPOMATTOX THE MEETING OF GENERALS GRANT AND LEE AT APPOMATTOX

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bruce Lee was so fast, that they actually had to slow a film down so you could see his moves. That is the opposite of the norm
    • n Lees lēs A leash.
    • n. pl Lees lēz Dregs. See 2d Lee.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Actress Jamie Lee Curtis invented a special diaper for babies that has a pocket
    • n lees plural See lee.
    • n lees A Middle English form of leash.
    • n lees See lease.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Lee Harvey Oswald's cadaver tag sold at an auction for $6,600 in 992.
    • n.pl Lees lēz sediment or dregs that settle at the bottom of liquor.
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Quotations

  • Sarah Orne Jewett
    Sarah Orne Jewett
    “Wrecked on the lee shore of age.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
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    “It is better to meet danger than to wait for it. He that is on a lee shore, and foresees a hurricane, stands out to sea and encounters a storm to avoid a shipwreck.”
  • James Dye
    James Dye
    “I learned from Bruce Lee, "Be like water" and Gil Grissom from CSI, "Be like sponge."”

Idioms

Settled on your lees - This is an old biblical idiom but still used. It refers to the lees (dregs, sediments) of wine or other liquids that settle in the bottom of the containing vessel if it is not disturbed. Hence, the idiom refers to someone or something that is at ease, not disturbed, or worried. Sometimes this also has reference to a false assurance.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. lie—Low L. lia.

Usage

In literature:

As he did so he saw Bryan Lee driving up the lane.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1904" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
We layed the Helm to Lee and kept to w't the Jib but the Gale increasing We Try'd Hull to.
"Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period" by Various
Chief among these were the two great leaders on the opposite sides, General Lee and General Grant.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
It was a bitter truth, and Lee himself, high and honorable in all his nature, saw it.
"The Candidate" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
In Lee County it was the same way.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
Two days later Cornwallis took possession of Fort Lee, together with 140 cannon and stores of various kinds.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
The range given was 500 yards, and the ammunition used was the tip-filed Lee-Metford bullets.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh
Thank you so much, Lee; you've been a godsend.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Now Jil-Lee was actually to reason out what had happened.
"The Defiant Agents" by Andre Alice Norton
She carried a lee helm, and upset when there was no excuse for her doing so.
"All Adrift" by Oliver Optic
When he gets to his regiment there won't be any Lieutenant Lee to nag and worry him night and day.
"Starlight Ranch" by Charles King
It's all on account of Lee.
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
To the late Mr. Cazenove Lee, for the story of General Robert E. Lee and the Edmund I. Lee house.
"Seaport in Virginia" by Gay Montague Moore
One morning Rosamond Lee came to her quite excitedly, just as she was about to begin her duties.
"Kidnapped at the Altar" by Laura Jean Libbey
In their first fight they had faced Lee's best veterans, and defeated them.
"In The Ranks" by R. E. McBride
The guard at Camp Lee are going in the morning to Lee's army; their places here to be filled by the reserve forces of boys and old men.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Today Route Eleven is known as the Lee-Jackson Highway, so called in honor of Generals Robert Edward Lee and "Stonewall" Jackson.
"Legends of the Skyline Drive and the Great Valley of Virginia" by Carrie Hunter Willis
Lee's smile was bland.
"The Orphan" by Clarence E. Mulford
Five years after the Williams' advent, Lee Merryvale, only son of an only son, came back from college.
"The Shadow" by Mary White Ovington
Fitzhugh Lee, nephew of Gen. Robert E. Lee.
"From Bull Run to Appomattox" by Luther W. Hopkins
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In poetry:

All at once, however, you crossed my pathway -
Suffering - you, painfully sweet, yet torture…
To the lees I drank the delight of dying -
Pitiless torment.
"Ode (in ancient meter)" by Mihai Eminescu
Old Mother Seward,
She went to the Lee-ward,
To get her dog a Union bone.
She got to Manassas,
And saw them harrass us —
Lord! how Mother Seward did groan.
"Old Mother Seward" by Anonymous Americas
Ah, who can tell the joy in Palestine—
What smiles and tears of rescued throngs!
Their lees of life were turned to wine,
Their prayers to shouts and songs!
"The Healer" by George MacDonald
Our past is full of glories
It is a shut-in sea,
The pillars overlooking it
Are Washington and Lee:
And a future spreads before us,
Not unworthy of the free.
"The Lee Memorial Ode" by James Barron Hope
The Father of his Country
Stands above that shut-in sea
A glorious symbol to the world
Of all that's great and free;
And to-day Virginia matches him--
And matches him with Lee.
"The Lee Memorial Ode" by James Barron Hope
No wine, unmix'd with lees, was ever known —
No gold, without some dross, was ever seen —
No grain, entirely clean, was ever sown —
No man, but one, was ever free from sin.
"A Letter From Sir Lewis Mansel Of Margam, In Glamorganshire, As 'Tis Suppos'd, To The Vicar Prichard" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Jean McHale ISM Public Relations (U. Liz Lees Director of Strategic Marketing and Representation The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply +44 1780 761575/07917 648564 Liz.lees@cips.org.
Shanna Lee Bach and Steven Lee Czeck were married Jan 8, 2011, at Linden Hills in Little Falls, with the Rev.
Sophie Froese, left, 10, Tempestt Kemp, 11, and Ben Fleming,10, fifth-graders at Lee Elementary School, touch a shovelnose sturgeon during Lee Elementary's 20th annual Fall Festival.
Marqise Lee, WR, USC: Lee caught 10 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown in the win over Arizona State.
Marqise Lee, WR, USC: Lee broke the Pac-12 record with 345 yards receiving on 16 catches in the Trojans' loss at Arizona.
Kristy Lee Cook, a constant presence in the bottom three, escaped by singing Lee Greenwood's God Bless the USA.
The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau is pleased to announce that Lee County collected a record-high $24.
The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau is pleased to announce that Lee County collected a record-high $24.2 million in bed tax during the fiscal year that ended in September (October 2010 September 2011).
Lee County Republicans knew what they were doing in August when selecting Larry Hart as their nominee for Lee County tax collector .
Lee Tax Collector 's race: Hart vs Lee.
LEE COUNTY, Fla.-Wink News has learned that former Lee County Commissioner Charlie Bigelow has died.
Across the street, Lee Elliot at Lee Jewelers agreed that the recent blizzard was not a help to merchants.
350 Amount of dollars 13 Lee's Summit elementary school students got to spend on gifts courtesy of the Lee's Summit Police Officer's Association.
The 2012 beneficiary of the tournament is Emily Lee, daughter to Nathan and Diana Lee.
Lee's live classes, which cost $44.95 each, work like a Webinar: As an instructor works through a project, participants can type questions to Lee, who moderates the discussion.
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In science:

Lee-Yang and Ising critical models on random lattices.
Critical and Tricritical Hard Objects on Bicolorable Random Lattices: Exact Solutions
Cardy, Conformal Invariance and the Yang-Lee Edge Singularity in Two Dimensions, Phys.
Critical and Tricritical Hard Objects on Bicolorable Random Lattices: Exact Solutions
Staudacher, The Yang-Lee Edge Singularity on a Dynamical Planar Random Surface, Nucl.
Critical and Tricritical Hard Objects on Bicolorable Random Lattices: Exact Solutions
We numerically construct a non-rotating Newtonian star with this e.o.s., and place it in binary orbit around a black hole, modeled as a spherical vacuum cleaner with a pseudo-Newtonian potential (Lee & Klu´zniak 1995; Lee & Klu´zniak 1999b).
The swallowing of a quark star by a black hole
Our treatment of gravitational radiation reaction is similar to that employed previously (Lee & Klu´zniak 1999b), except that we now use the orbital frequency in the Paczy´nski–Wiita potential, Ω = (cid:16)pG(MBH + MSS )/r(cid:17) /(r − rg ), which is larger than the Schwarzschild value.
The swallowing of a quark star by a black hole
The equivalence of the lattice-gas model and the Ising model allows us to use the framework of the latter (Lee and Yang, 1952).
Clusters in Simple Fluids
Yang-Lee edge singularity class, at some z− also depending on the lattice.
Geometrically Constrained Statistical Models on Fixed and Random Lattices: From Hard Squares to Meanders
Fisher, Yang-Lee Edge Singularities at High Temperatures, Phys.
Geometrically Constrained Statistical Models on Fixed and Random Lattices: From Hard Squares to Meanders
Cardy, Conformal Invariance and the Yang-Lee Edge Singularity in Two Dimensions, Phys.
Geometrically Constrained Statistical Models on Fixed and Random Lattices: From Hard Squares to Meanders
Our assumption of spherical symmetry for the GC system is reasonable given its modest pro jected ellipticity (0.16 according to Lee et al. 1998).
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
Although Lee et al. (1998) themselves presented separate density profiles for the metal-poor and metal-rich GCs, the criteria they used to divide their sample by color differ slightly from those adopted here, in §2.3.
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
Fig. 2.— (Upper Left Panel) (C − T1 ) colors for all 1774 g lobular cluster candidates from the photometric survey of Geisler, Lee & Kim (1996) are shown as the dashed histogram.
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
Lee, Einstein metrics with prescribed conformal infinity on the bal l, Adv.
Manifold structures for sets of solutions of the general relativistic constraint equations
Lee, Fredholm operators and Einstein metrics on conformal ly compact manifolds, math.
Manifold structures for sets of solutions of the general relativistic constraint equations
The first model of BEC in multiple particle production was proposed by the Goldhabers Lee and Pais (GGLP).
Inferences from Bose-Einstein correlations in multiple particle production processes
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