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lipper

[lip-er] /ˈlɪp ər/
noun, Nautical.
1.
a slightly rough or ripply surface on a body of water.
2.
spray from small waves.
Origin of lipper
1505-1515
1505-15; noun use of dial. lipper to ripple. See lap3, -er6
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  • I think it's Klipper, lipper, Wipper, or something of that sort.

    Life in a German Crack Regiment Wolf Ernst Hugo Emil Baudissin
  • Occasionally the lipper edges of the plates are shorted, in which case they must be treated the same way.

  • The trees are blown white, the grass is black with shadows, and the sea springs up like magic into a short nasty "lipper."

    The Romance of the Coast

    James Runciman

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