noun (used with a singular verb)
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OTHER WORDS FROM gapesgapy, adjective
Words nearby gapes
Example sentences from the Web for gapes
An epidemic of the gapes, infecting the entire race of local hens, had caused the disappearance of every egg from the market.Alone|Norman Douglas
Well indeed I would be that myself, only the half o' them young chickens goin' off with the gapes.The Turn of the Road|Rutherford Mayne
She went to his chicken yard with him, and prescribed for gapes.Song of the Lark|Willa Cather
Presently he gapes; then his eyes shut, and his beak droops—just a very little.
She pauses to give a shudder at the idea, while Jim gapes blankly at her, wondering whether she has gone off her head.Alas!|Rhoda Broughton