Yet a fourth time it clambered up again, and this time it lipped the brink and poured over the intrenchment at the top.
Have you seen the primal dew ere the sun has lipped the pearl?
He rubbed her ears and patted her, and she lipped his cheek lovingly, breathing more easily.
Miss Kennedy lipped her cup again, raised, drank a sip and gigglegiggled.
He lipped the words, but his dry throat would not voice them.
It was full of turbid water which lipped to the very brim, and the clay which dammed up the broken wall was sodden and dripping.
The calyx is lipped, of a deep red colour, and its mouth is closed with hairs after the corolla is shed.
It is lipped by the Babel of the living world; he is ever on the stage, and the spectators are ever ready to applaud.
For wrought iron the cutter should be lipped, and oil or soapy water should be supplied to it during the operation.
Then they dragged him away; but not before he had seen King at the window, and had lipped a silent threat.
Old English lippa, from Proto-Germanic *lepjon (cf. Old Frisian lippa, Middle Dutch lippe, Dutch lip, Old High German lefs, German Lefze, Swedish läpp, Danish læbe), from PIE *leb- "to lick; lip" (cf. Latin labium).
French lippe is from a Germanic source. Transferred sense of "edge or margin of a cup, etc." is from 1590s. Slang sense "saucy talk" is from 1821, probably from move the lip (1570s) "utter even the slightest word (against someone)." To bite (one's) lip "show vexation" is from early 14c. Stiff upper lip as a sign of courage is from 1833. Lip gloss is attested from 1939; lip balm from 1877. Related: Lips.
c.1600, "to kiss," from lip (n.). Meaning "to pronounce with the lips only" is from 1789. Related: Lipped; lipping.
Either of two fleshy folds that surround the opening of the mouth.
A liplike structure bounding or encircling a bodily cavity or groove.
To play a musical instrument, esp in jazz; blow: He couldn't lip anything proper anymore (1950s+ Jazz musicians)
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.