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lip

 (lĭp)
n.
1. Anatomy
a. Either of two fleshy structures that surround the opening of the mouth in humans and other mammals.
b. In humans, the smooth brownish to reddish border of the lip.
2. A structure or part that encircles or bounds an orifice, as:
a. Anatomy A labium.
b. The margin of flesh around a wound.
c. Either of the margins of the aperture of a gastropod shell.
d. A rim, as of a vessel, bell, or crater.
3. Botany One of the two divisions of a bilabiate corolla or calyx, as in the snapdragon, or the modified median petal of an orchid flower.
4. The tip of a pouring spout, as on a pitcher.
5. Slang Insolent talk.
tr.v. lipped, lip·ping, lips
1.
a. To touch the lips to.
b. To kiss.
2. To utter.
3. To lap or splash against.
4. Sports To hit a golf ball so that it touches the edge of (the hole) without dropping in.

[Middle English, from Old English lippa; see leb- in Indo-European roots.]

lip′less adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lipless - without a lip or lipslipless - without a lip or lips    
lipped - having a lip or lips; "a lipped bowl"; "a virgin purest lipped"- John Keats
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But in this matter of the whale, be the front of thy face to me as the palm of this hand --a lipless, unfeatured blank.
He had a large, almost lipless, mouth, extraordinary lank arms, long thin feet, and bow-legs, and stood with his heavy face thrust forward staring at us.
There was a mouth under the eyes, the lipless brim of which quivered and panted, and dropped saliva.
When a man is not adequately appreciated or comfortably placed in his own country, his thoughts naturally turn towards foreign climes; and David's imagination circled round and round the utmost limits of his geographical knowledge, in search of a country where a young gentleman of pasty visage, lipless mouth, and stumpy hair, would be likely to be received with the hospitable enthusiasm which he had a right to expect.
Suspending lipless hard baits or shallow diving plugs twitched close to the shore will also draw explosive strikes.
Before sleep I chant my prayers to Judy Garland and Jesus; then lipless mouths open to impart essential information into my dreaming ear.
Developed in 2003, Interfit forms smooth, lipless transitions with the existing pipe or liners, leaving a minimal reduction in cross sectional area.
As viewers move from one side of the installation to the other, the pictures shift, creating a stop-motion or cross-dissolve effect as one gaping hole, a lipless stone maw, is replaced with another, and another.
Fashioned to resemble a human skull, oval in form with thick walls, the reverse concave, the cut-out eyes with narrow ridges extending up from their outer corners over the temples, raised cheekbones below with a ridge extending back, the slender triangular nose with two grooves for the nostrils, the lipless oval mouth open, revealing teeth, with five biconical drill holes along the perimeter," reads a description of the 9,000-year-old mask on Christie's website.