lipping lipping

Definition(s):

  1. (n) either of two fleshy folds of tissue that surround the mouth and play a role in speaking
  2. (n) (botany) either of the two parts of a bilabiate corolla or calyx
  3. (n) an impudent or insolent rejoinder
  4. (n) the top edge of a vessel or other container
  5. (n) either the outer margin or the inner margin of the aperture of a gastropod's shell

Usage(s):

  1. Up, up, up last week rose the long, wide rivers of the Ohio and central Mississippi systems, the brown, frothy water creeping up the banks, lipping up the sides of the levees .
  2. While the hero is still believed to be dead, it is he who urges the heartbroken young woman to go on the air with a piece of made-up stiff-upper-lipping for bereft American .
  3. A flautist depends on "lipping.

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Quotes

  1. "I didn't hit good putts," Woods said. "My speed was off early, then I got my speed down at the end and I kept lipping out putts. I just need to obviously read them better or hit better putts, one of the two."
    on May 7, 2009 By: Tiger Wood Source: ESPN

  2. "I was surprised how I putted," said Baddeley, who shot 80 to finish seven shots off the pace. "It was one of those days, they were just lipping out. If I can play well enough to get in this position, having a two-shot lead, that's a...
    on Jun 17, 2007 By: Aaron Baddeley Source: The Australian

  3. "I've had a great run," Appleby said. "I'm generally pretty happy with my game. I was just one notch shy of playing well. I never got the roll going (on the greens). I just lipped out instead of lipping in."
    on Jan 7, 2007 By: Stuart Appleby Source: sportal.co.nz

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