Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having white lips; having a white lip or aperture, as a shell.
- adj. having white lips from fear or terror
“Grabbed her by the arm, ignoring her cry of pain and white-lipped grimace.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
““The day that I should accept my life from the Council!” she commented, white-lipped, to no one in particular.”
“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).”
“Slim's burn was horribly deep, a crinkled, white-lipped groove across his middle.”
“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.”
“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).”
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