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Synonyms for rim

Synonyms for rim

a fairly narrow line or space forming a boundary

to put or form a border on

Synonyms for rim

the shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object

(basketball) the hoop from which the net is suspended

the outer part of a wheel to which the tire is attached

a projection used for strength or for attaching to another object

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the top edge of a vessel or other container

run around the rim of

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furnish with a rim

roll around the rim of

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References in classic literature ?
We made our way steadily down the rim of the beau-tiful river which flows the length of the island, coming at last to a wood rather denser than any that I had be-fore encountered in this country.
And every night the three schooners and the nine boats made a chain of watchfulness that stretched across the lagoon from rim to rim, so that we could not escape back.
KEESH lived long ago on the rim of the polar sea, was head man of his village through many and prosperous years, and died full of honors with his name on the lips of men.
And this is the story of Keesh, who lived long ago on the rim of the polar sea.
And we enjoyed the walk home afterwards, through dim, enshadowed fields where silvery star-beams lay, while Orion trod his stately march above us, and a red moon climbed up the black horizon's rim.
A weird, dreamy stillness had fallen on the purple earth, the dark fir woods, the valley rims, the sere meadows.
Now bees, as may be clearly seen by examining the edge of a growing comb, do make a rough, circumferential wall or rim all round the comb; and they gnaw into this from the opposite sides, always working circularly as they deepen each cell.
Even in the rude circumferential rim or wall of wax round a growing comb, flexures may sometimes be observed, corresponding in position to the planes of the rhombic basal plates of future cells.
I was able practically to show this fact, by covering the edges of the hexagonal walls of a single cell, or the extreme margin of the circumferential rim of a growing comb, with an extremely thin layer of melted vermilion wax; and I invariably found that the colour was most delicately diffused by the bees--as delicately as a painter could have done with his brush--by atoms of the coloured wax having been taken from the spot on which it had been placed, and worked into the growing edges of the cells all round.
about the width of an ordinary cell), and were in depth about one sixth of the diameter of the sphere of which they formed a part, the rims of the basins intersected or broke into each other.
From north to southeast, the mountain rim curved in the brightness of the sun, while Saxon and Billy were already in the shadow of evening.
They came to the rim of a deep canyon that seemed to penetrate to the heart of Sonoma Mountain.
Having now hitched his wooden leg and his chair close in front of Mr Venus, Mr Wegg rapidly mixes for both, gives his visitor his glass, touches its rim with the rim of his own, puts his own to his lips, puts it down, and spreading his hands on his visitor's knees thus addresses him:
Wegg joyfully reproduces the two glasses, repeats the ceremony of clinking their rims, and inwardly drinks with great heartiness to the health and success in life of the young lady who has reduced Mr Venus to his present convenient state of mind.
This was done with great enthusiasm by those who were made so they could drink at all, and those who could not drink politely touched the rims of their goblets to their lips.