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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.
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The gaping behavior was assessed by visual inspection at the ventral shell margin at 5 min, 10 min, 30 min, 1 h, and 2 h, and then every other hour for the first 12 h, and every 24 h until the oysters did not respond to the external stimulus of knocking on the exterior of the chamber, and were then classified as dead.
"Approximately 40 percent of Atlantic salmon is downgraded during secondary processing due to soft flesh or gaping. Fillets with significant gaping are also unable to withstand the demands of mechanical handling and industrial processing."
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Thus he explores "America's simultaneous embrace of holiness and hedonism its pining love of tradition as it carries on a headlong romantic affair with progress its extreme individualism coursing beside a gigantic gaping yearning for community and its insistence on innocence at the same time it revels in violence." Cash exemplifies such struggles in his own music and Clapp focuses for example on the late-career song "The Man Comes Around" to demonstrate the ways that Cash's Christian faith gave him the strength to admit lonesomeness need and vulnerability.
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Test scores were dismal and the minority-to-white achievement gap was gaping.
Footnote generation represents "a gaping hole," especially in an environment in which financial restatements have skyrocketed, he says.
Not only are there still gaping holes in the evolutionary chain from single cells to man, the science crowd hasn't come close to explaining why only man among living things has a conscience, a moral framework, and a free will."
"The departure of former Chairman Paul Volcker," he said, "has left a gaping hole in the international side.
Urban vibrancy is set against the gaping emptiness of the rural interior, a vast primeval landscape barely affected by the scrapings of farming and human settlement where poverty and marginalisation are still endemic.
Halprin's nude body was barely covered by her gaping hospital gown as she swung her arms vacantly against her chest and mouthed silent cries.