hiation

hiation

Obsolete, the act of gaping or letting the mouth hang open wide.
See also: Facial Features
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It is sufficiently exhibited in the tendency to hiation, and may prove dangerous not only to yourself, but to all thy father's family.
In fact, all but MONESIA, a preparation extracted from the bark of a South American tree, and HIATION, a gaping, are well enough known to be allowed in international Scrabble competition [Never Odd or Even (1997), O.