- (obsolete) The remainder; what is left.
verb (lav, ing)
- 1885, Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Night 12.
- : Then they set upon us and slew some of my slaves and put the to flight.
- (archaic) To wash.
- 1789, William Lisle Bowles, 'Sonnet I' from Fourteen Sonnets, 1789.
- : the tranquil tide, / That laves the pebbled shore.
- 2006, Cormac McCarthy?, The Road, London: Picador, 2007, p. 38.
- : The boy walked out and squatted and laved up the dark water.
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