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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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Georgia, below right, is like any other normal teenager dealing with the usual trials of adolescent life, but there's one gapingly obvious difference - her mother is notorious glamour model Alicia Douvall.
The poet Chris Wallace-Crabbe satirises those who 'gapingly had to aggrandize Michael & George, / those tinned swordsmen / as armorial killers'.
"When his soul leaves the poor, puny body, with its gapingly vacant face, I believe it will be found to be a rare and beautiful soul, pleasing to its maker."