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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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COMPANIES are only paying lip service to ideas suggested by staff, with few people given the chance to be creative at work.
Not until our local and national politicians stop paying lip service to the problems and start making some real laws with proper punishments will this kind of loutish behaviour stop Name and address supplied
This man is a politician who actually cares about working people, instead of paying lip service to his party's core voters as the likes of Peter Mandelson do.
Then there's the second, more odious form of hypocrisy - paying lip service to a certain set of standards not because one truly believes in them, but for opportunistic and manipulative purposes - i.
We are not simply paying lip service to partner relations.
But unless we can back these proposals up with a lot more police on our streets, and courts handing out harsher penalties, what's the point paying lip service to all this?
This blinkered mindset is characteristic also of most transport policy makers, paying lip service to the wider interlinked issues of sustainability, the environment and quality of life.
Many vendors are only paying lip service to the enterprise customer, offering no improvements in legacy solutions and only focusing on the newest solutions.
We want to make sure that we're not just paying lip service to the One Valley/One Vision ideals.
The words "spa," "health," and "wellness" get tossed around a lot these days, but when we thought about doing a true "Urban Spa" in London, we were serious about not merely paying lip service to this concept.