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gape

the width of the widely opened mouth of a vertebrate

gape

[gāp]
(anatomy)
The margin to margin distance between open jaws.
(invertebrate zoology)
The space between the margins of a closed mollusk valve.
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We are here to look at a number of issues related to China,'' Gapes told a press conference.
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.
7 PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON B, they propose that the gape redness of a begging nestling indicates whether the young bird is battling infection.
MIKE GAPES MP Member of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee
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.
Mr Gapes, Labour MP for Ilford South, told national radio he was "deeply concerned" at the lack of an appearance before the influential committee to date, ahead of the summit on June 20.
1] caused by grazing by the mussels, after some time led to shell closure, or reduced valve gapes of the mussels.
In short-term laboratory experiments, the valve gapes of mussels were monitored by means of a digital camera taking a picture every 10 min.