How to use Gaping in a sentence
Carmen regained control of her gaping jaw.
And then the car slowly tilted toward the gaping canyon below.
There was nothing but a gaping chasm where the temple had been.
She scrambled to her feet, gaping at the tall figure in the doorway.
Pinnidae.-Shell elongated, truncated and gaping posteriorly.Advertisement
While the crow-flies distance across the gaping gorge was only a half-mile, Dean was at least twenty minutes away in driving time.
Katie didn't reply, gaping at a woman in her sixties with enough diamonds to reverse world hunger.
The rocket had exploded as it landed on the floor, leaving a gaping hole.
Cynthia, trailing a few steps behind, bumped into him as they stopped and stared at the gaping opening.
It often yawns when disturbed in the daytime, gaping its mandibles in a very grotesque manner.Advertisement
The mine was sealed, a new metal door and padlock in place where the gaping opening had welcomed the Deans two days before.
Felipa ushered the gaping children down the hall to their rooms.
With gaping mouth.
The foot is not properly supported in gaping shoes.
The tower was in pieces, the building at its base a gaping crater.Advertisement
And why do you stand there gaping?
The kid beside him was openly gaping in awe at the massive vamp.
Witnessing the gaping hole to the shadow world form in the middle of the real world was unsettling.
One of these portions is more liga mentous and serves to keep the two shells con stantly attached to one another, _.....Zunule whilst the more fleshy portion serves to close the shell rapidly when it has been gaping.
Galeommidae.-Mantle reflected over shell; shell thin, gaping; adductors much reduced.Advertisement
Limnocardiidae.-Siphons very long, united throughout; shell gaping; two adductors; brackish waters.
She held out her hand. Toby smiled grudgingly and took it. Katie led them around the island, trying to find some part of the chasm that was narrow enough to jump or a log they could roll across the gaping ravine.
Dirty salwar kameez flap from open doors and gaping windows; dark eyes pierce the sunlight from faces hidden by black burkas.
Anne could not forgive this very public humiliation and it widened the breech between them into a gaping chasm.
I could see all of the dangers of the gaping crevasses on the glacier very easily and could cross or walk around them easily.Advertisement
The sharp eyed among you might have noticed a gaping flaw in this 1812 engraving by J. Greig.
The Great Shield was fatally flawed; in time the tiny fracture would grow into a gaping wound.
Sammy the Shark - crawl into his gaping jaws but don't worry to much about getting bitten.
In short, England is a gaping lacuna in this rapidly developing field.
But some environmental groups argue that the new policies leave some gaping loopholes.
A dusty little park named for him disappeared into the gaping maw of a new Fort Washington Way.
Street after street of tall tenements stand empty, their shattered windows open and gaping to the sky.
The full list is much longer and, at first sight, quite comprehensive until you realize a giant, black, gaping void.
Muscle and skin were badly torn, and blood was pouring out of a gaping wound.
The state of closure of the valves of the shell is not, therefore, one of rest; when it is at rest - that is, when there is no muscular effort - the valves of a Lamellibranch are slightly gaping, and are closed by the action of the adductors when the animal is disturbed.
That the condition of gaping of the shell-valves is essential to the life of the Lamellibranch appears from the fact that food to nourish it, water to aerate its blood, and spermatozoa to fertilize its eggs, are all introduced into this gaping chamber by currents of water, set going by the highlydeveloped ctenidia.
There are many ways to prevent identity theft, but you can't keep the fort entirely secure as long as the big companies are allowed to keep a wide, gaping hole in the wall for their convenience.
Once the old window is out, there's a gaping hole in your house that can be a little daunting.
With pants, they need to find a pair that fits the wider hips while not leaving a loose or gaping waist.
Make sure your blazer accommodates your figure by not gaping when buttoned or feeling tight.
The same is true for bites that are deep or gaping; for bites to the head, hands, or feet; and for bites that may have broken a bone, damaged nerves, or caused a major injury of another kind.
Failing to do so means having to spend money for alterations, or if not, simply wearing the dress, gaping arm holes, loose necklines, and all!
Doing too many can create large gaping holes.
Try wearing a button-down shirt that usually has slight gaping issues with a minimizing bra that features thick straps, underwire, and a double-weight cup fabric.
They button up the front and have a drop seat that also fastens by button, although it has elastic along the top to prevent gaping.
Historically it is null; logically it is full of gaping flaws, practically its manipulations of the volonte de tous and the volonte generale are clearly insufficient to obviate anarchy.
Kali, on the other hand, the most terrible of the goddess's forms, has a special service performed to her, at the Kali-puja, during the darkest night of the succeeding month; when she is represented as a naked black woman, four-armed, wearing a garland of heads of giants slain by her, and a string of skulls round her neck, dancing on the breast of her husband (Mahakala), with gaping mouth and protruding tongue; and when she has to be propitiated by the slaughter of goats, sheep and buffaloes.
This opening in a uterus which has never been pregnant is a narrow transverse slit, rarely a circular aperture, but in those uteri in which pregnancy has occurred the slit is much wider and its lips are thickened and gaping and often scarred.
A kind of plover, Pluvianus aegyptius, often sits upon basking crocodiles, and, since the latter often rest with gaping mouth, it is possible that these agile birds do pick the reptiles' teeth in search of parasites.
The genital papilla of the female acquires a great development during the breeding season and becomes produced into a tube nearly as long as the fish itself; this acts as an ovipositor by means of which the comparatively few and large eggs (3 millimetres in diameter) are introduced through the gaping valves between the branchiae of pond mussels (Unio and Anodonta), where, after being inseminated, they undergo their development, the fry leaving their host about a month later.