Definitions

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  • n. The upper lip.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The upper lip.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The upper lip.

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

  • n. the upper lip

Etymologies

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Anglo-Saxon oferlibban.

Examples

  • I passed along the western side of the lake, where the ground was easier, and when I had got about half way I expected that I should see the plains which I had already seen from the opposite mountains; but it was not to be so, for the clouds rolled up to the very summit of the pass, though they did not overlip it on to the side from which I had come.

    Erewhon

  • I passed along the western side of the lake, where the ground was easier, and when I had got about half way I expected that I should see the plain which I had already seen from the opposite mountains but it was not to be so, for the clouds rolled up to the very summit of the pass, though they did not overlip it on to the side from which I had come.

    Erewhon; or, Over the range

  • I had got about half way I expected that I should see the plains which I had already seen from the opposite mountains; but it was not to be so, for the clouds rolled up to the very summit of the pass, though they did not overlip it on to the side from which I had come.

    Erewhon

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  • ...the clouds rolled up to the very summit of the pass, though they did not overlip it on to the side from which I had come.

    - Samuel Butler, Erewhon

    July 18, 2008