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Forty winks   /fˈɔrti wɪŋks/   Listen
Forty winks

noun
1.
Sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed).  Synonyms: cat sleep, catnap, nap, short sleep, snooze.






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"Forty winks" Quotes from Famous Books



... her usual forty winks in her arm-chair, and their entrance did not disturb her. Helen was turning over ...
— Thomas Wingfold, Curate • George MacDonald

... still raging. Captain Glenn, tired out, announced that he was going below to get "forty winks." Jack took the bridge. ...
— The Boy Allies with Uncle Sams Cruisers • Ensign Robert L. Drake

... at her sweetly as she folded up her work—a little uncomprehending smile. "Are you going away now for your 'forty winks,' ...
— Old Rose and Silver • Myrtle Reed



Words linked to "Forty winks" :   cat sleep, snooze, zizz, nap, siesta, sleeping



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