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Definition: Lip comfort
(l[i^]p), n. [OE. lippe, AS. lippa; akin to D. lip, G.
lippe, lefze, OHG. lefs, Dan. l[ae]be, Sw. l["a]pp, L.
labium, labrum. Cf. Labial
1. One of the two fleshy folds which surround the orifice of
the mouth in man and many other animals. In man the lips
are organs of speech essential to certain articulations.
Hence, by a figure they denote the mouth, or all the
organs of speech, and sometimes speech itself.
Thine own lips testify against thee. --Job xv. 6.
2. An edge of an opening; a thin projecting part of anything;
a kind of short open spout; as, the lip of a vessel.
3. The sharp cutting edge on the end of an auger.
(a) One of the two opposite divisions of a labiate
corolla. (b) The odd and peculiar petal in the
family. See Orchidaceous
5. (Zo["o]l.) One of the edges of the aperture of a univalve
6. Impudent or abusive talk; as, don't give me any of your
, a pod auger. See Auger
, comfort that is given with words only.
, one who comforts with words only.
, unfelt or insincere speech; hypocrisy. --Bale.
, the catching of the words or meaning of one
speaking by watching the motion of his lips without
hearing his voice. --Carpenter.
, a salve for sore lips.
, expression by the lips of obedience and
devotion without the performance of acts suitable to such
, wise talk without practice, or unsupported by
(b) Kissing. [Humorous] --B. Jonson.
To make a lip
, to drop the under lip in sullenness or
To shoot out the lip
(Script.), to show contempt by
protruding the lip.