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But the upper edges are ragged, torn by a wind not yet felt below.

The chief stock was settled at Liberton, in the upper part of Clydesdale.

At that moment there was an uproar from the upper part of the hotel.

His brother lay upon his bed, at the upper end of a long bed-chamber.

But the terrible thing about him was the death's-head look of the upper part of him.

It is a Scotch bow, I see, for the upper nock is without and the lower within.

Lifting myself to catch the upper scent, I winded a man that was not of Ty-uonyi.

All the houses were of two stories, of which the upper was open on the sides, and used for sleeping.

"We were going to hunt up a parson in Upper Chester," said the Captain, sheepishly.

There are forty-one of these ribs, twenty-one on the upper and twenty on the lower plane.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, originally comparative of up. Cf. Middle Dutch upper, Dutch opper, Low German upper, Norwegian yppare. Noun meaning "part of a shoe above the sole" is recorded from 1789; sense of "stimulant drug" is from 1968. Upper crust is attested from mid-15c. in reference to the top crust of a loaf of bread, 1836 in reference to society. The pugilistic uppercut is first recorded 1842. Upper hand "advantage" is late 15c., probably from wrestling. Upperclassman is recorded from 1871. Upper middle class (adj.) is first recorded 1872.

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