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Lip

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(Anglo-Saxon, lippe, the lip.)

To curl the lip. To express contempt or disgust with the mouth.

To hang the lip. To drop the under lip in sullenness or contempt. Thus Helen explains why her brother Troilus is not abroad by saying, “He haugs the lip at something.” (Act iii. 1.)

“A foolish hanging of thy nether lip.”—Shakespeare: 1 Henry IV., ii. 4.

To shoot out the lip. To show scorn.


All they that see me laugh me to scorn. They shoot out the lip; they shake the head…”—Psalm xxii. 7.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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