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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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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.
The researchers first demonstrated that depletion of serotonin in the entire insular cortex prevented the nausea-induced gaping reactions in rats, suggesting that serotonin activation in this region is necessary for the production of nausea.
Jon Stewart & Anderson Cooper Look at Gaping Holes - Security
Hutch had to avoid doing further damage to the gaping wound and the damaged leg and he did a fantastic job.
Thus he explores "America's simultaneous embrace of holiness and hedonism its pining love of tradition as it carries on a headlong romantic affair with progress its extreme individualism coursing beside a gigantic gaping yearning for community and its insistence on innocence at the same time it revels in violence.
The gaping hole appeared in Queen Street last week.
But driving into the car park of the Knitsley Mill Pub in Delves Lane, Consett, he saw gaping holes in the fabric of the large structure.
Test scores were dismal and the minority-to-white achievement gap was gaping.
Footnote generation represents "a gaping hole," especially in an environment in which financial restatements have skyrocketed, he says.
Not only are there still gaping holes in the evolutionary chain from single cells to man, the science crowd hasn't come close to explaining why only man among living things has a conscience, a moral framework, and a free will.