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Pronunciation of OSCITATE
from ppl. stem of Latin oscitāre to open (as a mouth),
also -ārī to gape, yawn, from ōs mouth + citāre to move, actuate
From: Transactions of the Society of Literary and Scientific Chiffonniers;
Being Essays on Primitive Arts In Domestic Life.
By Hab'k O. Westman, 1844
Chapter X, Snuff taken with Spoons