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Gape

Gape

1. The act of gaping; a yawn.

2. (Science: ornithology, zoology) The width of the mouth when opened, as of birds, fishes, etc.


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why do we yawn???

... doesn't mean it is yawning... this is from the dictionary yawn 1. To open the mouth involuntarily through drowsiness, dullness, or fatigue; to gape; to oscitate. "The lazy, yawning drone." "And while above he spends his breath, The yawning audience nod beneath." (Trumbull) ...

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by kiekyon
Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:58 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: why do we yawn???
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