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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 ?
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.
Sometimes the sun, shining through the clouds, made her blink her lids, when she gazed at the sails in the distance, and let her eyes roam over the horizon from the chateau of Tancarville to the lighthouses of Havre.
So David, with a promptitude equal to the occasion, drew out his box of yellow lozenges, lifted the lid, and performed a pantomime with his mouth and fingers, which was meant to imply that he was delighted to see his dear brother Jacob, and seized the opportunity of making him a small present, which he would find particularly agreeable to the taste.
And now the lids sank and the heads reappeared; I had marked three, the whisperers, and I did not scruple to take a very steady look at them as they emerged from their temporary eclipse.
She looked up at him languidly, as though her lids were weighted with sleep and it cost her an effort to raise them.
For answer, she let the tears on her lids overflow and run slowly downward.
Two were fitted with stone lids, the lid of the third rested against the side of the chest, which was open.
She involuntarily closed her eyes again, but in vain; she fancied that she still saw through the rosy lids that gnome's mask, one-eyed and gap-toothed.
So presently she gave up the futile effort and lay quietly, looking through half-closed lids at the faces of the man who strode easily through the tangled undergrowth with her.
Another company, a lucky one for not all the companies had vodka, crowded round a pock-marked, broad-shouldered sergeant major who, tilting a keg, filled one after another the canteen lids held out to him.
And beneath the brows, planted under his lids, was the merciless "$3.
The displaced lids and open doors showed heaps of sullen grey ashes.