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  • Millbank Tower, SW1, Mon head to the north side of the river to view the showSam RichardsAs the month draws to a close and opportunities to show off Movember's upper-lip adornments rapidly decrease, Nice'n'Sleazy is as good a place as any to blend in with the brigade who would have us believe that a moustache is not just for charity but a way of life.

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  • A twisted and wizened complex of apish features, perforated by upturned, sky-open, Mongolian nostrils, by a mouth that sagged from a huge upper-lip and faded precipitately into a retreating chin, by peering querulous eyes that blinked as blink the eyes of denizens of monkey-cages.

    THE RED ONE

  • And strangely enough, my eye was drawn to all the sweat above Robert Morley's upper-lip.

    John Farr: Is "High-Def" Technology Ruining the Look of Classic Films?

  • And if you don't feel like watching the entire video, here it is, in all its upper-lip glory:

    Steve Carrell's Mustachio'd College Portrait (VIDEO)

  • He passed his tongue over the red weal on his upper-lip; his gaze wandered from Rubashov to Gletkin and back.

    Autumn

  • His face, usually yellow, was chalky white, his nose pointed, the split upper-lip with the weal of flesh trembled over the naked gum.

    Autumn

  • Forget about the stubble, jowls, and sweaty upper-lip, or the reports of vote fraud in Chicago and Texas.

    Daniel Frick: How the Right Left the Center; or Arlen Specter and the Silent Majority Revisited

  • Being an adult means many things, but it doesn't mean you have to have a stiff upper-lip when it comes to a holiday away from family.

    Christine Hassler: How To Survive Christmas Alone

  • What you thought of Holmes, the pipe wrench, the stiff upper-lip, elementary my Dear Watson and all that.

    Matt Holmes takes on SHERLOCK HOLMES! | Obsessed With Film

  • His Eddie keeps a stiff Brooklyn upper-lip while he suffers exquisite torments of jealousy, though we learn from the subtle performance of Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, as his wife, that his fixation on Catherine precedes the arrival of his rival, and seems to have made him impotent in the marital bed.

    The Man Behind the Modernism

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