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noun as in edge, brink

noun as in insolence

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The musician blew into the broken tip, or apex, of the shell and vibrated his lips as if he were playing a trumpet or trombone.

The lone crew member waved us forward with a cigarette between his lips, and 10 minutes later, Loni Jo pushed off the banks with just four other cars on board.

While the prints and photographs in the Washington Printmakers Gallery exhibition are energized by the hot hue, not every artist can render fresh such familiar embodiments of redness as a rose, a firetruck or a pair of lips.

Doing so makes the speaker larger and easier for people to see and read their lips.

Given that he had already moved his ball, though, the official he called over was left to feel around the spot where Reed said it landed and confirm that there did appear to be “a lip,” which would indicate broken ground.

Ney said McDonnell needs to “keep a stiff lip” and stay in close contact with family members.

She narrowed her eyes, bit her lip as if to chew over the question, and whisked some stray blond hairs away from her face.

The higher your score, the more likely it is that you can lip-sync along to the “Checkers” Speech.

If only Sulzberger had managed to keep a zipped upper lip while leaving the dirty work to anonymous underlings.

Earlier in the year, TMZ alleged, citing a police report, that a hotel room spat between the two left Nicki with a busted lip.

He paled a little, and sucked his lip, his eyes wandering to the girl, who stood in stolid inapprehension of what was being said.

The eyebrows were low and thick, the upper lip was sensitive, quivering sometimes as she talked, but the lower was firm and full.

Ze under lip rather retires, and this adds to the receding effect of the chin, you see.

Louis turned at the exclamation, and looked on the faithful servant; but no tear was in his eye, no sound on his lip.

A huge piece of black court plaister hid the wound on his swollen lip, a cup of tisane stood upon the table.


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On this page you'll find 81 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lip, such as: rim, border, brim, chops, flange, and flare.

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