Yawn

Yawn

, n. 1. An involuntary act, excited by drowsiness, etc., consisting of a deep and long inspiration following several successive attempts at inspiration, the mouth, fauces, etc., being wide open.
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One person yawning in company will produce a spontaneous yawn in all present.
N. Chipman.
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2. The act of opening wide, or of gaping. Addison.
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3. A chasm, mouth, or passageway. [R.]
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Now gape the graves, and trough their yawns let loose
Imprisoned spirits.
Marston.
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