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Lip wisdomLip Lip (l[i^]p), n. [OE. lippe, AS. lippa; akin to D. lip, G.
lippe, lefze, OHG. lefs, Dan. l[ae]be, Sw. l["a]pp, L.
labium, labrum. Cf. Labial.]
1. One of the two fleshy folds which surround the orifice of
the mouth in man and many other animals. In man the lips
are organs of speech essential to certain articulations.
Hence, by a figure they denote the mouth, or all the
organs of speech, and sometimes speech itself.
Thine own lips testify against thee. --Job xv. 6.
2. An edge of an opening; a thin projecting part of anything;
a kind of short open spout; as, the lip of a vessel.
3. The sharp cutting edge on the end of an auger.
(a) One of the two opposite divisions of a labiate
corolla. (b) The odd and peculiar petal in the
Orchis family. See Orchidaceous.
5. (Zo["o]l.) One of the edges of the aperture of a univalve
Lip bit, a pod auger. See Auger.
Lip comfort, comfort that is given with words only.
Lip comforter, one who comforts with words only.
Lip labor, unfelt or insincere speech; hypocrisy. --Bale.
Lip reading, the catching of the words or meaning of one
speaking by watching the motion of his lips without
hearing his voice. --Carpenter.
Lip salve, a salve for sore lips.
Lip service, expression by the lips of obedience and
devotion without the performance of acts suitable to such
Lip wisdom, wise talk without practice, or unsupported by
(b) Kissing. [Humorous] --B. Jonson.
To make a lip, to drop the under lip in sullenness or
To shoot out the lip (Script.), to show contempt by
protruding the lip. salt of wisdomAlembroth A*lem"broth (-br[o^]th), n. [Origin uncertain.]
The salt of wisdom of the alchemists, a double salt
composed of the chlorides of ammonium and mercury. It was
formerly used as a stimulant. --Brande & C.
Unwisdom Un*wis"dom, n.
Want of wisdom; unwise conduct or action; folly; simplicity;
Sumptuary laws are among the exploded fallacies which
we have outgrown, and we smile at the unwisdom which
could except to regulate private habits and manners by
statute. --J. A.
Wisdom literature Wis"dom lit"er*a*ture
The class of ancient Hebrew writings which deal reflectively
with general ethical and religious topics, as distinguished
from the prophetic and liturgical literature, and from the
law. It is comprised chiefly in the books of Job, Proverbs,
Ecclesiasticus, Ecclesiastes, and Wisdom of Solomon. The
``wisdom' (Hokhmah) of these writings consists in detached
sage utterances on concrete issues of life, without the
effort at philosophical system that appeared in the later
Hellenistic reflective writing beginning with Philo
Meaning of Wisdom from wikipedia
, sapience, or sagacity
is the ability
and act using
knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense
and insight. Wisdom
- called wisdom
tooth, is one of the three molars
of the human
dentition. It is the most posterior
of the three. The age at which wisdom
27, 1991) is an American professional baseball third baseman
and first baseman
for the Chicago
Cubs of Major League
- Ray Wisdom
is an American actor
for his roles
in The Wire and Norman
"Lechero" St. John in Prison
- Sir Norman Joseph Wisdom
, OBE (4 February
1915 – 4 October
2010) was an English
and singer-songwriter best known
for a series
- The House
(Arabic: بيت الحكمة, romanized: Bayt al-Ḥikmah), also known
as the Grand Library
of Baghdad, refers
a major Abbasid
(Koinē Gr****: σοφία sophía "wisdom
") is a central
idea in ****enistic philosophy
and religion, Platonism, Gnosticism
- Shaquille Wisdom
(born 9 May 1993) is an English professional footballer
as a right-back or centre-back for Championship
- The Book of Wisdom
, or the Wisdom
of Solomon, is a Jewish
in Gr**** and most likely composed
in Alexandria, Egypt. Generally dated
- The wisdom
of the crowd
is the collective opinion
of a group
of individuals rather
than that of a single
expert. This process, while
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