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lid

[ lid ]SEE DEFINITION OF lid

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LID

He crumpled the poster and inserted it beneath the lid of his iron stove.

Then put the cover, or lid, on as in Fig. 13, but do not tighten it.

In the middle of the room was that box you saw, with the lid open.

When the lid was in position, hot coals were put on he top of it.

Only one peep; and then the lid shall be shut down as safely as ever!

Suddenly there was a gentle little tap, on the inside of the lid.

So, with one consent, the two children again lifted the lid.

Keep the lid close, except when you are skimming off the fat.

Lay a lid of paste all over the top, leaving a hole in the middle.

Strain the cream from the crock into the churn, and put on the lid.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., from Old English hlid "lid, cover, opening, gate," from Proto-Germanic *khlithan (cf. Old Norse hlið "gate, gap," Swedish lid "gate," Old French hlid, Middle Dutch lit, Dutch lid, Old High German hlit "lid, cover"), from PIE root *klei- "to lean" (see lean (v.)), with here perhaps the sense of "that which bends over." Meaning "eyelid" is from early 13c. Slang sense of "hat, cap" is attested from 1896. Slang phrase put a lid on "clamp down on, silence, end" is from 1906.

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nounearth's atmosphere
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