from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having white lips; having a white lip or aperture, as a shell.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having white lips from fear or terror


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  • Grabbed her by the arm, ignoring her cry of pain and white-lipped grimace.

    Earl of Durkness

  • The illusions of love are a strength, and the ways of love are divine; through them we come to that feeling of completion which is compatibility and which is as ineffable as the white-lipped promise of waves heard by those who have also listened to weeping.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • Occasionally we would catch sight of shimmering herds of gowa, the shy Tibetan gazelle, of wa, the white-lipped deer, or of tso, our majestic antelope.

    The Natural World

  • After an initial period of denial, he or she will -- accompanied by a white-lipped spouse -- tearfully admit the indiscretions on national TV, then enter a rehab program for alcohol, drug, or sex addiction.

    Robert Brenner: The Other Black Swan

  • They are home to rare wild animals such as the black-necked crane, huge-horned argali sheep, wild yak, white-lipped deer, gazelle, snow leopards, and, of course, the chiru.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • “The day that I should accept my life from the Council!” she commented, white-lipped, to no one in particular.

    The Night Of the Solstice

  • Notable endemic species are those of the toad genus Oreophrynella, the Tepuihyla genus of white-lipped frogs, and the small lizard of the genus Riolama among others (Gorzula & Señaris 1998, Huber & Febres 2000; Sears, 2001b).

    Canaima National Park, Venezuela

  • Slim's burn was horribly deep, a crinkled, white-lipped groove across his middle.

    "High-Frequency War" by Harl Vincent, part 3

  • This reserve offers refuge to game species that have been over-hunted in other areas such as tapirs, spider monkeys, jaguars, capybaras, white-lipped peccaries, monkeys, caimans and river turtles.

    Southwest Amazon moist forests

  • Alpine shrublands and meadows are favored habitat for white-lipped deer (Cervus albirostris), Tibetan wild ass (Equus kiang), Tibetan gazelle (Procapra picticaudata), and blue sheep (Pseudois nayaur).

    Tibetan Plateau alpine shrub and meadows

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