It often yawns when disturbed in the daytime, gaping its mandibles in a very grotesque manner.
Between either of these and Smith's Dictionary of the Bible (1863) yawns a great gulf.
There was a tradition in antiquity that the city of Tantalus had been swallowed up in a lake on the mountain; but the legend may, as Ramsay thinks, have been suggested by the vast ravine which yawns beneath the acropolis.
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