Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Plural of labrum.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An incorrect form of labrum.
  • n. Plural of labrum.

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Examples

  • [Greek omitted]; lips they call labra, from [Greek omitted], TAKING

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • [5273] Tam impresso ore ut vix inde labra detrahant, cervice reclinata, as Lamprias in Lucian kissed Thais, Philippus her [5274] Aristaenetus, amore lymphato tam uriose adhaesit, ut vix labra solvere esset, totumque os mihi contrivit;

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The soul and all is moved; [5106] Jam pluribus osculis labra crepitabant, animarum quoque mixturam facientes, inter mutuos complexus animas anhelantes,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Whilst they give their wives too much liberty to gad abroad, and bountiful allowance, they are accessory to their own miseries; animae uxorum pessime olent, as Plautus jibes, they have deformed souls, and by their painting and colours procure odium mariti, their husband's hate, especially, — [6280] cum misere viscantur labra mariti.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • So Venus did by her Adonis, the moon with Endymion, they are still dallying and culling, as so many doves, Columbatimque labra conserentes labiis, and that with alacrity and courage,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • His personal servant accompa - nied him, walking ahead of the king, bearing a glowing cande - labra to light His Majesty's way.

    Dragons of a Fallen Sun

  • "And so I was able to hide," he squeaked, not unlike the mouse he had been, "and sneaked into Par-Salian's labra - labora-lavaratory - and he was doing the most wonderful things and the rocks were singing and Crysania was lying there all pale and Caramon looked terrified and I couldn't let him go alone - so ... so ..."

    Time of the Twins

  • Vatican a magnificent porphyry labrum found in one of the imperial baths; and Baccius, a great modern authority on baths, speaks of labra made of glass.

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life

  • Sit modulatio! libera natio dulce canat! labra vigentia, ora faventia, saxa silentia vox repleat!

    A Handbook for Latin Clubs

  • O qui correptum enuntiat, nec magno hiatu labra reserabit, et retrorsum actam linguam tenebit.

    The Roman Pronunciation of Latin Why we use it and how to use it

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