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noun 
  1. (obsolete) The remainder; what is left.
    • 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.
verb (lav, ing)
  1. (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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