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gaping

A discontinuity in a skin profile caused by the distortion, or the deflection, of landing-gear doors, access doors, and other separate panels intended to be flush.
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This is the cause of the coughing, gaping, gasping and head shaking seen in affected birds.
Any oyster that was observed to be gaping was tested for responsiveness by tapping on the jar with a large metal bolt or jostling the chamber; if the oyster remained gaping, we classified the unresponsive oyster as dead and recorded the date and time.
You can tell when it's gaping badly and my bra is on show because you lose the eye contact when you are talking to people.
I take the contrary view that there are not enough gaping holes in the city.
"The loss of Ian has left a gaping hole in our hearts that will never be filled.
Summary: A Southwest Airlines plane with a gaping hole in its fuselage has made an emergency landing at a military base in Arizona.
While the Warner-Bratzler shear blade was found to be the most effective method of measuring firmness and predicting post-smoking texture, the new tensile test provided the highest levels of accuracy when predicting post-mortem gaping (the appearance of tears or slits within the fillet on handling).
And I thought of the lost year, the one of the gaping summer, the
On CNN, Gohmert demanded that Cooper take a closer look at "the gaping hole" in the country's security, which he alleges allows foreigners to give birth in the U.S.
When Johnny Cash died in 2003 he left a gaping hole not only in the fabric of country music but also in the crazy quilt of American popular culture.
The gaping hole appeared in Queen Street last week.