Lexicon: Lincoln – liquid

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Lincoln, proper n. [OE Lindcylene < L. Lindum Colonia < Celtic lindo, pool, lake.]

Phrase. “Lincoln Green”: dyed green cloth from Lincoln; light green fabric produced in the wealthy medieval town of England; clothing worn by Robin Hood and his band of merry men; [fig.] grass; verdure; new growth.

line (-s), n1. [OE lín, flax.]

  1. Limit; orbit; circumference.
  2. Trajectory; path; circuit; atmosphere; edge of firmament; [fig.] travel plan; trading route in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
  3. Cable; measuring cord; nautical rope for sounding depth.
  4. Note; phrase; message; comment; inscription; written text; set of words; unit of verse in a lyric poem; [fig.] tune; song; cadence; set of musical notes; melodious insect noise.
  5. Rank; row; [fig.] horizon; visible edge of the earth.
  6. Boundary; demarcation; division; point of distinction; [fig.] time; date; change of season.

line, n2. [OFr lin, ligne, ling(e); see line, n1.]

Boat; battleship; ocean liner; large vessel of war.

lineage, n. [OFr lignage, linage; see line, n1.]

Descendants; ancestry; family pedigree; [fig.] history.

linger (-ed, -s), v. [Northern ME < OE lęngan.]

Tarry; loiter; stay a while; wait before going; remain for a short time.

lingering, verbal n. [see linger, v.]

Delay; hesitation; reticence; reluctance to move forward.

linnet, n. [OFr linette > lin, flax.]

Flaxbird; little songbird.

lip (-s), n. [OE lippa.]

  1. Voice; [metonymy] person singing; choir member.
  2. Fleshy entrance of the mouth; [metonymy] person thirsting.
  3. Blossom; bloom; petal; corolla; part of a plant; helmet and beard of a floral corol.
  4. Mouth; [metonymy] body; self; person; individual human being.
  5. Labial articulator; [fig.] capacity for human speech; speech sounds made with the mouth.
  6. Beak; bill; nib; bird's mouth.
  7. Talker; speaker; gossiper; newsmonger.
  8. Opening on the lower front part of the head for kissing, drinking, eating, and so forth.
  9. Edge; rim; border; margin of something other than the mouth.
  10. Horizon; skyline.
  11. Maw; yap; animal's mouth.
  12. Poetry; creative writing.
  13. Crater; fissure; geologic fault line; [fig.] mouth of Mother Nature.
  14. Possession; availability; accessibility; reach; grasp; disposal.
  15. Phrase. “Granite lip”: tombstone; grave marker; [kenning] cold corpse; dead body.

lip, v. [see lip, n.; the second occurrence of “lip” could be read as a verb instead of a subject noun, but that parsing is improbable.]

Say; tell; state; articulate.

liquid, adj. [OFr liquide.]

Flowing; streaming; following a current; [kenning “Liquid Feet”]: ropes; cords; strings; mooring cables.