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Definition of Lid


  1. That which covers the opening of a vessel or box, etc.; a movable cover; as, the lid of a chest or trunk.
  2. The cover of the eye; an eyelid.
  3. The cover of the spore cases of mosses.
  4. A calyx which separates from the flower, and falls off in a single piece, as in the Australian Eucalypti.
  5. The top of an ovary which opens transversely, as in the fruit of the purslane and the tree which yields Brazil nuts.

Lid Quotations

A box without hinges, key, or lid, yet golden treasure inside is hid.
J. R. R. Tolkien

If you don't have humour, then you may as well nail the coffin lid down now.
Roger Moore

For those, like me, who can't rely on being given a home smoker this Christmas, you can build your own approximation with just a roll of tin foil and a big wok or pan for which you have a lid.
Yotam Ottolenghi

You can't sit on the lid of progress. If you do, you will be blown to pieces.
Henry J. Kaiser

It's been said that Bill Gates has come up with something that'll be released in December that's gonna put a lid on counterfeiting. If that's a fact then it's really interesting to own your own product - with all the potential methods of downloading.
Merle Haggard
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Lid Translations

lid in Dutch is bedekking, kaft, deksel, omslag
lid in French is couvercle, couverture
lid in German is Lid, Deckel
lid in Italian is callotta, palpebra
lid in Norwegian is lokk, deksel
lid in Portuguese is tampa
lid in Swedish is lock
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