Entry: orts (n.)
In context: "By this time E.T.A.s are eating more slowly, playing in that idle post-prandial way with the orts on their plates..."
Definition: A fragment of food left over from a meal; fodder left by cattle; a refuse scrap; leavings. Usu. in pl. Also fig.: a fragment, esp. of wisdom, wit, knowledge, etc.
Other: What a great word!
SNOOT score: 2
Source: Oxford English Dictionary