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  • When a new name for the seventh, or leading, note of our octave was desired, Erich Van der Putten suggested, in 1599, the syllabic BI of "labii", but a vast majority of musical theorists supported the happier thought of the syllable SI, formed by the initial letters of the two words of the last line.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner

  • Without the help of the epicranius, zygomaticus, triangurlis, quadratus labii, buccinator and platysma, Little Red Riding Hood would have been little more than a silhouette through closed eyelids.

    Muscles Part 2

  • • The Canine (one-third of people): Here a particular muscle (called the levator labii superioris, for you anatomy junkies) is dominant and exposes the canine teeth before the full smile.

    You Being Beautiful

  • From the reign of Augustus till the time of the Attilas, the Clovises, and the Gondiberts, during six ages, “terra erat unius labii,” — “the known earth was of one language.”

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Her levator labii superioris pulls her upper lip up into a sneer and flares her nostrils.


  • When you pull up your upper lip — when you show that one top tooth, the one the museum guard broke — this is your levator labii superioris muscle at work.


  • The levator labii superioris pulls his top lip up to his nostrils, and his face goes down into his notebook.


  • Erat autem universa terra labii unius, et verborum eorundem.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1

  • Slackia of Cuttackboom has white infundibuliform bilabiate flowers, tubo brevi, deorsum leniter curvato, lobo medio labii inferioris reliquis minore, lab.super. intus biplicato, plicis sursum convergentibus, stam. quinto valde rudimentario, antheris apice cohaerentibus.

    Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and the Neighbouring Countries

  • Bignonia cordata has sweet smelling flowers, lab. medio labii inferioris bicristato.

    Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and the Neighbouring Countries


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