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rictus

[′rik·təs]
(vertebrate zoology)
The mouth aperture in birds.
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Sitting at a wooden table adorned with flower arrangements, a laptop and an i-Pad, Zbib eats a chicken breast, an eerie rictus spread across her face.
It also stars Nicholas Hoult as Nux, Hugh Keays-Byrne as Immortan Joe and Nathan Jones as Rictus Erectus.
I'm exhausted just thinking of the time and effort that must go into working out what she is going to wear and then there's the rictus grin that's essential when faced with the barrage of photographers who attend these events.
I'm exhausted just thinKing of the time and effort that must go into worKing out what she is going to wear and then there's the facial rictus grin that's essential when faced with the barrage of photographers who attend these events.
Il ecarte les bras, son corps ne parvient pas a s'allonger, son buste donne l'impression d'etre bloque, sa bouche fait un rictus.
Smiley had the world's largest false teeth, causing his lips to pull back into a permanent rictus grin, hence his nickname.
As the rain ran off their faces and down the backs of their necks, those professional singers kept smiling relentlessly, maniacally even, a rictus born of determination and rigorous training - It's a Knockout meets The Proms.
In which case, his performance here is absolutely bang on the money as he surfs the lumpy seas of his family's bitter squabbles with a rictus grin that is pitched midway between polite boredom and panic.
As the retail trade wades into the festive season, knee deep in short-dated mince pies and unsold Arthur Christmas tie-ins, we here at P&F are pondering the most important event of the year, The Party, important not because anyone is looking forward to it - a nightmarish evening of rictus grins and ultimate bitching (like ultimate cage fighting, but less polite) - but rather because of the effect it could have on our individual and collective futures.
Behind him his pursuers struggled home, each gasping mouth a rictus of pain and the self-knowledge that goes hand in hand with it.
There you are with your tongue stuck to your palate because your mouth is dry like dust and your eyes for some reason more wide open than usual and with a rictus of a smile on your face and this girl at the check-out asks you again very slowly: "Was that three lentil soups, four cheese fatayer, six kibbe and one lemon moussy?
Your selfserving actions could be the straw that breaks Gordon Brown's burly back, ridding the country of Rictus Gurn, once and for all.