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brim

 [brim]
the upper edge of a bowllike structure.
pelvic brim pelvic inlet.

brim

(brim),
The upper edge or rim of a hollow structure.

brim

(brim) the upper edge of a basin.
pelvic brim  the upper edge of the superior strait of the pelvis.

brim

1 edge or margin.
2 the edge of the upper border of the true pelvis, or the pelvic inlet. See also pelvis.

brim

The top of an open vessel; lip; edge.

brim

(brim)
The upper edge or rim of a hollow structure.

brim

the anterior edge of the pubic bones; the attachment of the linea alba and the ventral abdominal muscles. Called also pecten pubis.
References in classic literature ?
It had toppled over the brim of the cylinder and fallen into the pit, with a thud like the fall of a great mass of leather.
Villefort, pale and agitated, ran to the window, put aside the curtain, and saw him pass, cool and collected, by two or three ill-looking men at the corner of the street, who were there, perhaps, to arrest a man with black whiskers, and a blue frock-coat, and hat with broad brim.
The valet instantly brought to his master a regimental hat with a wide brim.
it was full to the brim of bright pine-tree shillings, fresh from the mint; and Samuel Sewall began to think that his father-in-law had got possession of all the money in the Massachusetts treasury.
An empty egg-basket was slung upon his arm, the nap of his hat was ruffled, a patch being quite worn away at its brim where his thumb came in taking it off.
Philip had seen him once in a bar near Piccadilly Circus in a tight-waisted coat and a brown hat with a broad, flat brim.
The stave was still there, and on it Starkey had hung his hat, a deep tarpaulin, watertight, with a broad brim.
His hat had a peaked crown and a flat brim, and around the brim was a row of tiny golden bells that tinkled when he moved.
Then, astounded by the quantity of beer that was lacking, and remembering having seen stale beer made to foam afresh, I took a stick and stirred what was left till it foamed to the brim.
she thought, looking at his frigid and imposing figure, and especially the ears that struck her at the moment as propping up the brim of his round hat.
The speaker, and the schoolmaster, and the third grown person present, all backed a little, and swept with their eyes the inclined plane of little vessels then and there arranged in order, ready to have imperial gallons of facts poured into them until they were full to the brim.
But they were overcome by unutterable amazement when Mr Pancks, going close up to the most venerable of men and halting in front of the bottle-green waistcoat, made a trigger of his right thumb and forefinger, applied the same to the brim of the broad-brimmed hat, and, with singular smartness and precision, shot it off the polished head as if it had been a large marble.