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Technicolor yawn

n. vomit. (see also throw a Technicolor yawn. Technicolor is a protected trade name.) This horrible pizza will bring on a few Technicolor yawns if we serve it.
See also: Technicolor, yawn

throw a Technicolor yawn

tv. to vomit. (see also Technicolor yawn.) John stumbled into the living and threw a Technicolor yawn on the new carpet.
See also: Technicolor, throw, yawn
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The researchers found the tendency for "catching" a yawn was associated with the levels of brain activity in a person's motor cortex.
Using electrical stimulation they were also able to increase the urge to yawn.
Prosecutors said Yawn acknowledged the exceptions related to fraudulent items so that the transactions would be removed from the exceptions file, remain uncollected from any account and not be further processed.
In total, 56 yawns and 27 non-yawn mouth openings were observed from 58 scans.
Plus, the more severe the form of autism, the less likely the child is to yawn contagiously.
The dogs' yawning might have reflected canine empathy with a human condition, or the dogs might have learned to yawn along with people based on positive feedback during previous experiences.
But only one in five motorists in Yorkshire always take a yawn as a sign to have a rest.
Diet Pepsi Max is designed to offer a great-tasting solution with a unique formula that invigorates the mind and body, preventing ill-timed yawns from taking over.
Some of the more scientific explanations of why we yawn are due to our physical needs.
Contagious yawning definitely does not involve a conscious desire to replicate the observed act," Provine observes, but it's possible, as some research into brain activity suggests, that someone who "catches" a yawn may be unconsciously expressing "a primal form of empathy.
People yawn when they're tired, bored, or nervous, but sometimes they yawn just because they've seen someone else do it.
University of Oregon freshman Grant Harmacek enjoys a long yawn shortly after finishing his sociology reading.
It is thought that people identify with another person's state of mind while they yawn, which triggers the unconscious impersonation, helping to explain why people with schizophrenia who have difficulty doing this rarely catch yawns.
If you yawn when someone else does it shows you have a heart of gold.
If you're like most computer users, the mention of disk partitioning produces either a yawn or an anxiety attack--a yawn if you've never heard the high-tech term (and you probably don't want to learn about it now) and anxiety if you're faced with the awesome task of partitioning your hard disk.