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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

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.

lip

1. A rounded overhanging edge or member.
2.See lip strike.

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?
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Pien and company management genuinely support the company's acquisition by Novartis or are simply paying lip service to the purported merits of transaction because of the explicit requirement in the Novartis/Chiron Merger Agreement that they do so.
So instead of just paying lip service to a pipe dream, let us see what is actually being proposed - and don't just say the money saved would provide the jobs because we all know that is not what would happen.
Now instead of merely paying lip service, the Dalai Lama should ensure that the reign of Buddhist terror ends in Myanmar and elsewhere.
We must hope that Royal Mail territory director Steve Cameron is not merely paying lip service to Liverpool.
Investors in People said its study showed that some employers were paying lip service to the health of their staff.
Let us all hope Gordon Brown actually stamps his authority on global sporting politics rather than merely paying lip service to it with a frozen politician's smile.
Merely paying lip service to recycling is just not enough.
While everyone seems to have no problem paying lip service to the looming pension crisis, the policies that have led up to it are being protected.
THE Government was yesterday slammed for paying lip service to human rights.
Consultant paediatrician for Swansea NHS Trust Jean Matthes responds, ``While paying lip service to the network concept, what Prof Sibert wants is a monopoly with virtually all services and funding controlled from Cardiff.