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rotten

1. affected with rot; decomposing, decaying, or putrid
2. (of rocks, soils, etc.) soft and crumbling, esp as a result of weathering
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So it's strange to see her acting out in a sense now, joining her parents in cashing in to help feed the rapacious, gaping maw of Clinton Inc.
The Macan, with its smooth haunches, gaping maw, and big flank creases, looked every bit the cash cow that the Cayenne had been; it looked, in fact, much like the Cayenne.
We had been nurtured by libraries, inspiring English teachers and our innate linguistic talent in order to escape the gaping maw of ignorance and Big Brother watching which otherwise would have claimed us.
Under a microscope, the tiny trap of a carnivorous plant becomes all impressive gaping maw. Rootless and adrift in its wetland habitat, the humped bladderwort (Utricularia gibba) preys on water fleas and other small invertebrates.
Which I think is probably a bit of an exaggeration because it fails to take account of all the foie gras, steak and other stuff I cram routinely into my gaping maw.
WITH ITS GAPING MAW, the blunderbuss is an absurd-looking arm that has--to English speakers, at least--an equally ridiculous name.
The basking shark, the second-largest fish in existence, may look ferocious with its gaping maw, but don't be alarmed if you see one bearing down on you while you're scuba-diving.
After all the money I've shoved into the monarchy's gaping maw over the years I welcome the chance to make a bit of dough off them for once.
It'll just be swallowed up in the gaping maw of local government, the police and the NHS, where the rest of our taxes vanish to no discernible benefit.
The latest unemployment figures for Oregon reveal a state that remains in the gaping maw of the Great Recession.
There is much to admire in the Ryan Plan, not the least of which is the fact that it makes the first move to really do something about the gaping maw that is the cost of Medicare.
IMAGINE casually sauntering around a pavement corner and being confronted by the gaping maw of a great white shark!