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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Gaping mouth wide open like a dying codfish.
  Gape as it were dogs for a bone.
            —Alexander Barclay
  Mouths that gap’d like bung-holes.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  Gape like an oyster.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  Gaping like an indolent lion.
            —James Fenimore Cooper
  Gapes like a sheriff for execution.
            —John Day
  Gape wider than an oyster-wife.
            —Thomas Dekker
  Like dead heaps of fishes, stranded by the storm-spray, gaping, staring.
            —Alfred Domett
  Gaped, like the griesly mouth of hell.
            —Edmund Spenser
  Gaping like a stuck pig.
            —Jonathan Swift

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