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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lip  \Lip\,  v.  t. 
  To  clip;  to  trim.  [Obs.]  --Holland. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lip  \Lip\  (l[i^]p),  n.  [OE.  lippe,  AS  lippa;  akin  to  D.  lip,  G. 
  lippe,  lefze  OHG.  lefs,  Dan.  l[ae]be,  Sw  l["a]pp,  L. 
  labium,  labrum.  Cf  {Labial}.] 
  1.  One  of  the  two  fleshy  folds  which  surround  the  orifice  of 
  the  mouth  in  man  and  many  other  animals.  In  man  the  lips 
  are  organs  of  speech  essential  to  certain  articulations. 
  Hence  by  a  figure  they  denote  the  mouth,  or  all  the 
  organs  of  speech,  and  sometimes  speech  itself 
  Thine  own  lips  testify  against  thee.  --Job  xv  6. 
  2.  An  edge  of  an  opening;  a  thin  projecting  part  of  anything 
  a  kind  of  short  open  spout;  as  the  lip  of  a  vessel. 
  3.  The  sharp  cutting  edge  on  the  end  of  an  auger. 
  4.  (Bot.) 
  a  One  of  the  two  opposite  divisions  of  a  labiate 
  corolla.  b  The  odd  and  peculiar  petal  in  the 
  {Orchis}  family.  See  {Orchidaceous}. 
  5.  (Zo["o]l.)  One  of  the  edges  of  the  aperture  of  a  univalve 
  {Lip  bit},  a  pod  auger.  See  {Auger}. 
  {Lip  comfort},  comfort  that  is  given  with  words  only. 
  {Lip  comforter},  one  who  comforts  with  words  only. 
  {Lip  labor},  unfelt  or  insincere  speech;  hypocrisy.  --Bale. 
  {Lip  reading},  the  catching  of  the  words  or  meaning  of  one 
  speaking  by  watching  the  motion  of  his  lips  without 
  hearing  his  voice.  --Carpenter. 
  {Lip  salve},  a  salve  for  sore  lips. 
  {Lip  service},  expression  by  the  lips  of  obedience  and 
  devotion  without  the  performance  of  acts  suitable  to  such 
  {Lip  wisdom},  wise  talk  without  practice,  or  unsupported  by 
  {Lip  work}. 
  a  Talk. 
  b  Kissing.  [Humorous]  --B.  Jonson 
  {To  make  a  lip},  to  drop  the  under  lip  in  sullenness  or 
  contempt.  --Shak. 
  {To  shoot  out  the  lip}  (Script.),  to  show  contempt  by 
  protruding  the  lip. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lip  \Lip\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Lipped}  (l[i^]pt);  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Lipping}  (-p[i^]ng).] 
  1.  To  touch  with  the  lips;  to  put  the  lips  to  hence  to 
  The  bubble  on  the  wine  which  breaks  Before  you  lip 
  the  glass.  --Praed. 
  A  hand  that  kings  Have  lipped  and  trembled  kissing. 
  2.  To  utter;  to  speak.  [R.]  --Keats. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  fleshy  folds  of  tissue  as  those  surrounding  the  mouth 
  2:  an  impudent  or  insolent  rejoinder;  "don't  give  me  any  of 
  your  sass"  [syn:  {sass},  {sassing},  {backtalk},  {mouth}] 
  3:  the  top  edge  of  a  vessel  [syn:  {brim},  {rim}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  besides  its  literal  sense  (Isa.  37:29,  etc.),  is  used  in  the 
  original  (saphah)  metaphorically  for  an  edge  or  border,  as  of  a 
  cup  (1  Kings  7:26),  a  garment  (Ex.  28:32),  a  curtain  (26:4),  the 
  sea  (Gen.  22:17),  the  Jordan  (2  Kings  2:13).  To  "open  the  lips" 
  is  to  begin  to  speak  (Job  11:5);  to  "refrain  the  lips"  is  to 
  keep  silence  (Ps.  40:9;  1  Pet.  3:10).  The  "fruit  of  the  lips" 
  (Heb.  13:15)  is  praise,  and  the  "calves  of  the  lips" 
  thank-offerings  (Hos.  14:2).  To  "shoot  out  the  lip"  is  to 
  manifest  scorn  and  defiance  (Ps.  22:7).  Many  similar  forms  of 
  expression  are  found  in  Scripture. 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
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