from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Informal A short nap.

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  • n. A short sleep, an extra sleep, a nap.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)


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  • "And after lunch at Elviry's I went into my room to lie down and get forty winks against another all-night frolic, for it does seem to me that city people get less real sleep than is scarcely believable, with their junketings and doings which Tom is always just thick into.

    The Elected Mother


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