The most worthless part
It was through Neoplatonism that Augustine got rid of scepticism and the last dregs of Manichaeism.
They are descendants of feudal days when the mercantile element, being counted as the dregs of the population, lost its self-respect.
Ant., loc. cit.) to cause any but the dregs of the populace to incur defilement by living in a place thus unclean.
"Although composed as it was of soldiers of fortune and the dregs of the populace."
Our final visit was to a particularly dingy part of the dregs of the city.