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Definition of "gapes" []

  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of gape. (verb)
  • A fit of yawning. (noun)
  • A disease of young poultry and other birds, caused by a parasitic nematode worm in the windpipe. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "gapes" in a sentence
  • "It begins with what is called the gapes; that is, the fowl, being unable to breathe through its nostrils, keeps its beak open, with a kind of convulsive yawn; the eyelids then become swelled and close, and there is an offensive discharge from the nostrils."
  • "The worst disease, however, from which the pheasant suffers is "gapes," caused by an accumulation of small red worms in the windpipe that all but suffocate the victim."
  • "The eyeless, toothless brick building behind me gapes with awe at what it's become, at all who flagrantly disregard it."
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