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Short sleep   /ʃɔrt slip/   Listen
Short sleep

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

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"Short sleep" Quotes from Famous Books

... just as the first gray dawn glimmered between the piny plumes behind him, he heard the coarse shout of drivers close ahead, and found himself by the fence of a log-hut where the gang had huddled down for its short sleep. It was now light enough to travel, and the drivers were "geeing" up ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 90, April, 1865 • Various

... mine in the life-boat dawned auspiciously, and the daily routine into which I had settled began. I went aloft for a look round, and then, the horizon being empty, I had breakfast; after which, with the boat steering herself, I stretched myself out for a short sleep. ...
— The Strange Adventures of Eric Blackburn • Harry Collingwood

... be my sufficient apology. After my return from Lady J.'s on Monday night, or rather morning, I awoke from my short sleep unusually indisposed, and was at last forced to call up the good daughter of the house at an early hour to get me hot water and procure me medicine. I could not leave my bed till past six Monday evening, when I crawled out in order to see Charles Lamb, and to afford him such poor comfort ...
— In a Green Shade - A Country Commentary • Maurice Hewlett

Words linked to "Short sleep" :   nap, sleeping, zizz, siesta, catnap, forty winks

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