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lip

1. Anatomy
a. either of the two fleshy folds surrounding the mouth, playing an important role in the production of speech sounds, retaining food in the mouth, etc.
b. (as modifier): lip salve
2. the corresponding part in animals, esp mammals
3. a nontechnical word for labium and labellum (sense 1)
4. the embouchure and control in the lips needed to blow wind and brass instruments
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

lip

[lip]
(anatomy)
A fleshy fold above and below the entrance to the mouth of mammals.
(civil engineering)
A parapet placed on the downstream margin of a millrace or apron in order to minimize scouring of the river bottom.
(design engineering)
Cutting edge of a fluted drill formed by the intersection of the flute and the lip clearance angle, and extending from the chisel edge at the web to the circumference.
(medicine)
The margin of an open wound.
(science and technology)
The edge of a hollow cavity or container.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

lip

1. A rounded overhanging edge or member.
2.See lip strike.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Lips

(dreams)
In pop culture, lips are usually symbols of sexuality and sensuality. They are also symbols of communication. Old dream interpretation books say that if you see beautiful lips in your dreams, expect happy events to occur, but if you see ugly or deformed lips, look out for trouble! Who knows?
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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I still remember the very first of my father poems, "For the Word Is Flesh." It opens with an invocation, "O ruined father dead, long sweetly rotten/Under the dial, the time-dissolving urn," and it closes with a summing-up couplet, "Let sons learn from their lipless fathers how/Man enters hell without a golden bough." That's in Intellectual Things.
While slowly dragged livebait presentations are popular during this period, slow-trolling stickbaits, as well as vertically jigging bladebaits and lipless crankbaits, can be equally productive.
Small spinnerbaits, lipless crank-baits and slashbaits are all good choices here.
What is a saint to do but gather what he can in his lipless mouth?
By the middle of LH IIIB, deep bowls had generally acquired a bell--shaped appearance, with a gently incurving profile between the belly and the flaring lipless rim.
Rhys laughed a hideous laugh, hollow as the tree, and reached out to kiss the lipless skull of his beloved .
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The embouchure puckers the face into an unnatural grimace, an expression well documented in the countless photographs from my childhood that suggest some sort of facial deformity: the lipless girl.
Night the misanthrope, the ambidextrous, lipless laughter, empty room.
When they looked at George Bush, with his lipless insider's grin and unmoored eyes that could dart with an almost pathological unfixity, they couldn't see anything, and this vision of nothingness set up a psychological recoil that was the subjective correlative of the miserable economic picture.
Bladebaits, lipless crankbaits, and jig-and-plastic combos can be bounced back along current seams to connect with staging fish.
Rugged, high-speed, lipless trolling plugs such as the Yo-Zuri Bonita, Halco Max and Braid Marauder have long had a place in the Florida bluewater angler's arsenal.