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Gapeseed Gape"seed` (g[=a]p"s[=e]d), n. 1. Any strange sight. --Wright. [1913 Webster]

2. A person who looks or stares gapingly. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{To buy gapeseed}, or {To sow gapeseed}, to stare idly or in idle wonderment, instead of attending to business. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • To buy gapeseed — Gapeseed Gape seed (g[=a]p s[=e]d), n. 1. Any strange sight. Wright. [1913 Webster] 2. A person who looks or stares gapingly. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] {To buy gapeseed}, or {To sow gapeseed}, to stare idly or in idle wonderment, instead of attending …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gapeseed — Gape seed (g[=a]p s[=e]d), n. 1. Any strange sight. Wright. [1913 Webster] 2. A person who looks or stares gapingly. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] {To buy gapeseed}, or {To sow gapeseed}, to stare idly or in idle wonderment, instead of attending to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gapeseed — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. dialect Britain : something that causes gaping looks 2. dialect Britain : a person who looks or stares gapingly * * * /gayp seed , gap /, n. Brit. Dial. 1. a daydream or reverie. 2. an idealistic, impossible, or unreal plan or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gapeseed — /gayp seed , gap /, n. Brit. Dial. 1. a daydream or reverie. 2. an idealistic, impossible, or unreal plan or goal. 3. a person who gapes or stares in wonder, esp. a rustic or unworldly person who is easily awed. 4. something that is gaped at;… …   Universalium

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