It certainly entertained the gapers.
"The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan" by William Schwenk Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
In the front space the usual gapers were assembled.
"Rienzi" by Edward Bulwer Lytton
Winter cleared away the gapers, while Furneaux remained with the body.
"The Postmaster's Daughter" by Louis Tracy
This done, the gapers saw what they had come to see.
"The Castle Inn" by Stanley John Weyman
But when he came to the gapers his spirits sunk to zero.
"The Master of the Shell" by Talbot Baines Reed
I want a few trogons, and the blue-billed gaper.
"Middy and Ensign" by G. Manville Fenn
That blue-billed gaper probably came from Malacca, and the trogon too.
"Nat the Naturalist" by G. Manville Fenn
Pushing his way through these gapers, Barton found, as he expected, that his patient had fainted.
"The Mark Of Cain" by Andrew Lang
His angry grey eyes blazed at the gapers, and the crowd surged back a foot or two.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Roger recognized the silversmith's apprentice among the gapers.
"The Great Mogul" by Louis Tracy