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hiatuses


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hiatus  \Hi*a"tus\,  n.;  pl  L.  {Hiatus},  E.  {Hiatuses}.  [L.,  fr 
  hiare,  hiatum,  to  gape;  akin  to  E.  yawn.  See  {Yawn}.] 
  1.  An  opening;  an  aperture;  a  gap;  a  chasm;  esp.,  a  defect  in 
  a  manuscript,  where  some  part  is  lost  or  effaced;  a  space 
  where  something  is  wanting;  a  break. 
 
  2.  (Gram.)  The  concurrence  of  two  vowels  in  two  successive 
  words  or  syllables.  --Pope. 




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