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  • n. Plural form of sleep.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of sleep.


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  • ‘How many sleeps is it until theatre class?’ says Tadpole innocently.


  • "When a child sleeps is probably more important than how long he sleeps," he says.

    Experts: Set good sleep habits early

  • Future events are always measured in sleeps in our household.

    calling in favours

  • The dream that arises when Frankenstein sleeps, our principal focus here, is completely absent from Shelley's initial dream.

    Hogle, Introduction, Frankenstein's Dream, Praxis Series, Romantic Circles

  • The Republicans sought for the spot, but it was preserved from their knowledge; and the high-spirited, pure-hearted Henri de la Rochejaquelein sleeps beside his enemy in the midst of the woodlands where be won for himself eternal honour.

    A Book of Golden Deeds

  • – She was in a sad twitter when she know'd you had told me, and said it was impossible to do what you desired – for the room where she sleeps is a closet within Madam Lennard's, hardly big enough to hold a bed, by reason that her room doors are locked; and for the window, it is barred up with a long iron bar; so that if Miss had courage to get down a ladder, she could not get out – or if she did, she could never get back again.

    The Old Manor House

  • Whenever I mention an activity any time in advance, whether it’s months or even years, my 5 year old boy will always say “how many sleeps is that”, with his favorite big number at the moment being sixty-four hundred.


  • I put Avery in the bed where Holly sleeps, which is the bed she and I shared.

    Second verse, same as the first

  • I much prefer the "Mafia" variation -- in which the killers do their work at "night" while everybody "sleeps" -- because there's much more room for analysis and argumentation.

    Being It

  • It was an exhausting day and the Bad One sleeps, which is good.

    Bizarro World | Her Bad Mother


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  • Washing me down, washing me down....

    April 11, 2009

  • Take me to the river.

    Drop me in the WAH TER...

    April 10, 2009

  • I think John must be putting something in the water.

    April 10, 2009

  • Two of a kind.

    *shakes head in delighted amazement*

    April 10, 2009

  • *singing louder* A-WEEEEEEEEEENIEEE weeenieee whackadaaaaaaay....

    Hey! He's right!

    April 10, 2009

  • The lyrics are actually "a weenie whack a weenie whack a weenie whack a weenie whack."

    Common mistake...

    April 10, 2009

  • *joins in*


    April 9, 2009

  • *singing* A-WEEEEEEEEE-EE-EE-EEeeumummaweeeeeee....

    April 9, 2009

  • In the jungle

    The mighty jungle

    The sionnach beefs tonight

    In the jungle

    The mighty jungle

    The sionnach beefs tonight

    Awimba wep awimba wep awimba wep awimba wep


    April 9, 2009

  • It's the warthog I feel sorry for.

    April 9, 2009

  • Pookie was my username when I met my S.O. (online). I adopted it ironically. I was thinking of the little guy in the videogame from the 80s. DigDug, was it? *goes looking*

    Ah, here. They were pookas, actually, in the game. But these are known as pookies too. And here is some hot pookie action.

    April 9, 2009

  • How many sheeps per sleeps be counted?

    April 9, 2009

  • Pookie is abominable. But there's nothing wrong with counting sleeps.

    April 9, 2009

  • When used as "five more sleeps until I get to see my pookie!" this term is abominable.

    April 9, 2009

  • Means sleep (n) and asleep (adj).

    December 16, 2006