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oscĭtātĭo , ōnis, f. oscito, opening of the mouth wide, a gaping.
II. In partic., a gaping, yawning, Plin. 7, 6, 5, § 42; Gell. 4, 20, 9; Mart. 2, 6, 4.—
B. Trop.: “sed Bruti senis oscitationes,tediousnesses, tedious writings, Stat. S. 4, 9, 20: “non ipse (judex) nostrā oscitatione solvatur,by our languid speaking, Quint. 11, 3, 3.
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