- （用嘴含） hold in the mouth:
have a pipe between one's teeth; 衔着烟斗
Swallows carry bits of earth in their bills to build nests. 燕子衔泥筑窠。
- （存在心里） harbour; bear:
harbour resentment; bear a grudge 衔恨
- （级别） rank; title:
permanent representative with the rank of ambassador; 大使衔常驻代表
counsellor with rank of minister 公使衔参赞
Continuity is ensured by using the same props in successive scenes.
In writing, the title `Doctor' is abbreviated to `Dr'.
The soldiers walk one by one in good order.
The brown noddy often brings grass to line the nest before breeding starts.
She jumped onto a leaf holding a walnut in her mouth.
A red rag hangs from an open mouth.
The dog caught the stick in its mouth.
He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and has never worked in his life.
The dog retrieved a wounded bird.
He is holding the golden ball in his mouth.