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blue lips

a plant, Collinsia grandiflora, of the figwort family, of western central North America, having short-stalked flowers with the upper lip purple or white and the lower lip blue or violet. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Then he held the spoon to the blue lips, and with his fingers worked apart the set teeth, and poured the medicine down her throat.

    The Harvester Gene Stratton Porter
  • We could see froth on his blue lips and madness in his eyes.

    Beasts, Men and Gods Ferdinand Ossendowski
  • Washington said with his blue lips that he would, but he said in his secret heart that he would promote no such iniquity.

    The Gilded Age, Complete Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner
  • Her face looked as if she were dead, with blue lips shut tight.

    Sons and Lovers David Herbert Lawrence
  • She noticed that his steps were weak and slow, felt that his hands were like ice, and saw his blue lips and chattering teeth.

    The Story Of Kennett Bayard Taylor
  • Her face looked as if she were dead, with the blue lips shut tight.

    Sons and Lovers David Herbert Lawrence
  • Presently I saw his blue lips again, breathing on the tinder, and then a flare of light flashed up, and showed me Orlick.

    Great Expectations Charles Dickens
  • The blue lips made an attempt at the affirmation of which the head made the sign.

    The Doctor Ralph Connor
  • Must he keep laws and see the famine-pinched cheeks, the blue lips, and listen to wailing cries for bread?

    Christmas Penny Readings George Manville Fenn
  • She seized the can from Gwethyn, and held it to his blue lips.

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