lipped

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lip +‎ -ed

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lipped (not comparable)

  1. Having a raised lip.
  2. (in combination) Having some specific type of lip.
    • 1646, Richard Crashaw, Steps to the Temple, Sacred Poems. With The Delights of the Muses, “Musick’s Duell,” lines 73-77[1]
      [] it seemes a holy quire
      Founded to th’ name of great Apollo’s lyre,
      Whose silver-roofe rings with the sprightly notes
      Of sweet-lipp’d angel-imps, that swill their throats
      In creame of morning Helicon []
    • 1814, William Wordsworth, The Excursion, London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, Book Four, p. 191,[2]
      [] I have seen
      A curious Child, who dwelt upon a tract
      Of inland ground, applying to his ear
      The convolutions of a smooth-lipped Shell;
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, Chapter 56,[3]
      And all the while the thick-lipped leviathan is rushing through the deep, leaving tons of tumultuous white curds in his wake []
    • 1920, F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise, Book Two, Chapter 4,[4]
      Amory squeezed into the back seat beside a gaudy, vermilion-lipped blonde.
    • 1933, George R. Preedy (Marjorie Bowen), Double Dallilay (U.S. title Queen’s Caprice), Part 1,[5]
      The two French girls held the gilt-lipped vases of milk and slowly poured them into the alabaster bath.
    • 1961, V. S. Naipaul, A House for Mr Biswas, Vintage International, 2001, Part One, Chapter 3,
      [He] furrowed his brow, opened his eyes wider and wider until they were expressionless, and attempted to set his small, plump-lipped mouth.
    We met a yellow-lipped woman.

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