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The gapes

the gapes

A fit of yawning.

A disease of young poultry and other birds, attended with much gaping. It is caused by a parasitic nematode worm (syngamus trachealis), in the windpipe, which obstructs the breathing. See gapeworm.


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why do we yawn???

To say the word yawn applies to any time someone gapes or keeps their mouth open is to use it in very loose context and, although this usage is strictly correct, ...

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