A lap is a surface created between the knee and hips of a bipedal being when it is in a seated or lying down position.
Famous quotes containing the word lap:
“She lookd amiable!Why could I not live and end my days thus? Just disposer of our joys and sorrows, cried I, why could not a man sit down in the lap of content hereand dance, and sing, and say his prayers, and go to heaven with this nut brown maid?”
—Laurence Sterne (17131768)
“If a dog jumps into your lap it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing it is because your lap is warmer.”
—Alfred North Whitehead (18611947)
“Four and twenty at her back
And they were a clad out in green;
Tho the King of Scotland had been there
The warst o them might hae been his Queen.
On we lap and awa we rade
Till we cam to yon bonny ha
Whare the roof was o the beaten gold
And the floor was o the cristal a.”
—Unknown. The Wee Wee Man (l. 2128)