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Bridget may have been a gawk, but she did two things which were not gawkish.

Kellner and a gawkish Great Dane led me sheet and all to what I thought would be the operating room.

WORD ORIGIN

"awkward, ungainly," 1724, from gawk hand "left hand" (1703), perhaps a contraction of gaulick, thus "gaulish hand," derogatory slang that could have originated during some period of strained Anglo-French relations, i.e. most of recorded history.

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