HIPS may refer to:

  • High impact polystyrene
  • Home Information Pack
  • Host-based intrusion-prevention system, a computer security system oriented towards workstations
  • Hips, the sides of the abdomen on humans.

Famous quotes containing the word hips:

    I respect the ways of old folks, but the blood of a rooster or a goat cannot turn the seasons, change the course of the clouds and fill them up with water like bladders. The other night, at the ceremony for Legba, I danced and sang my fill: I am a black man, no? and I enjoyed it like a true Negro should. When the drums beat, I feel it in the pit of my stomach, I feel the itch in my hips and up and down my legs, I have got to join the party. But that is all.
    Jacques Roumain (1907–1945)

    I mind how once we lay such a transparent summer morning,
    How you settled your head athwart my hips and gently turn’d over
    upon me,
    And parted the shirt from my bosom-bone, and plunged your tongue to my bare-stript heart,
    And reach’d till you felt my beard, and reach’d till you held my
    Walt Whitman (1819–1892)

    She’s just a child,
    but I’m the one who’s fainthearted.
    She’s the woman,
    but I’m the coward.
    She bears that high, swollen set of breasts,
    but I’m the one who’s burdened.
    The heavy hips are hers,
    but I’m unable to move.
    It’s a wonder
    how clumsy I’ve become
    because of flaws
    that shelter themselves
    in another.
    Amaru (c. seventh century A.D.)