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lid

noun cap, ceiling, cover, greatest number, limit, maximum, most quantity, outer limit, outer restriction, roof, stop, top, top number
Associated concepts: caps on awards
See also: cap
References in classic literature ?
I expected such a transformation on raising the lid - but I'm better pleased that it should not commence till I share it.
As he slowly moved away, walking back once more toward the middle of the room, she tried the lid.
at the little house with a thatched roof, where the yard-measure lived; at her work-box with a sliding lid, with a view of St.
The arrival of the body for interment (in an empty black box with the lid tumbling open), was the signal for a general joy which was much enhanced by the discovery, among the bearers, of an individual obnoxious to identification.
The peasant, fumbling in his bosom with a trembling hand, produced a small box, bearing some Hebrew characters on the lid, which was, with most of the audience, a sure proof that the devil had stood apothecary.
But as none of this faction needed the services of a domestic engineer, he was none the richer for their support, and the only patron he obtained was a housemaid who was leaving her situation at a country house in the vicinity, and wanted her box repaired, the lid having fallen off.
Give me the key," said my mother; and though the lock was very stiff, she had turned it and thrown back the lid in a twinkling.
Hurrying to get out of the room, he banged his forehead against a hat-peg and gave himself a huge bump; then, suddenly stepping back, he skinned his arm on the screen, near the piano; he tried to lean on the piano, but the lid fell on his hands and crushed his fingers; he rushed out of the office like a madman, slipped on the staircase and came down the whole of the first flight on his back.
But he heard nothing, and so, judging from the impression of the seal and the lid, he thought there must be something precious inside.
The first words that they heard in this world, when the lid of the box in which they lay was taken off, were: 'Hurrah, tin-soldiers
The great box was in the same place, close against the wall, but the lid was laid on it, not fastened down, but with the nails ready in their places to be hammered home.
It required a certain amount of scientific education to perceive that the grey scale of the Thing was no common oxide, that the yellowish-white metal that gleamed in the crack between the lid and the cylinder had an unfamiliar hue.