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gape

(gāp, găp)
intr.v. gaped, gaping, gapes
To open the mouth wide.
n.
gapes(used with a sing. verb) A disease of birds, especially young domesticated chickens and turkeys, caused by gapeworms and resulting in obstructed breathing.

gape

a behavioral response shown by cats in recognition of urine odor. After sniffing, the cat flicks the tongue against the hard palate, opens its mouth, licks the nose, and has a fixed gaze. This may be similar to the flehmen reaction.
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The observed valve gape responses to presence/absence of algal cells in the ambient water shows that the valve opening/closure responses are strongly influenced by the preceding feeding conditions.
The duration of the opening response (defined as the time from readdition of algal cells after a short period of valve closure caused by stoppage of the dosing pump until the mean valve gape had increased to maximum) is shown on Figure 8.
Great grandmother Doreen Gape was on her way home from a doctor's appointment when her hooded attacker pounced, ripping her handbag off her shoulder.
Mrs Gape suffered whiplash and a stiff arm during the attack.
The change in valve gape with decreasing food concentrations in seven oysters ranging in size from 69-83.
Relationships between clearance rate (CR) and valve gape (VG) for each oyster, over the 30 min experimental period were examined (Fig.
Inherent to the begging of passerine nestlings is the presentation of an open mouth, made especially striking by the yellows, oranges and red that often decorate both the gape and the enlarged rictal flanges that border it (Kilner and Davies 1998).
Yes, Fred S Jackson, John Jones, Trooper Gape and others were really Ivor Thomas Gape, who seemingly left Morriston to seek his fortune at the turn of the century.
affinis gape length resulting in the potential for gape-limitation.
Rebecca Gapes, 19, whose father is Labour MP Mike Gapes, 60, was found on May 10 after housemates asked a builder to break in because they had not seen her for 24 hours.
The chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, Mike Gapes, said it was "not acceptable" that Mrs Beckett had not given evidence to his committee ahead of next month's EU summit.
Gapes said they will meet with senior officials and members of China's parliament, the National People's Congress, and people from nongovernmental organizations and social groups to listen to their views on similar issues.