Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sleep taken before midnight, popularly regarded as the most refreshing portion of the night's rest.
- n. alternative spelling of beauty sleep.
“I replied that his loss of beauty-sleep was rather improving to a man of so high complexion; and that I, being none of the quality, must pay half-quality prices: and so I gave him double fee, as became a good farmer; and he was glad to be quit of Kickums; as I saw by the turn of his eye, while going out at the archway.”
“At “Cockerapeak,” or, to speak less unpoetically, when Alectryon sings his hymn to the dawn, the working bees of the little hive must be up and stirring, whilst the master and mistress enjoy the beauty-sleep.”
“One of them managed one night to get hold of a stretcher in lieu of a bed, and just as he was settling down to his first beauty-sleep a carter came and told him to move on, as the stretcher was his.”
“I can't go on losing my beauty-sleep in this fashion," said Lydia to herself.”
“To rob you of your beauty-sleep with "Guard to-morrow night!”
“Five minutes later Welch, enjoying a sound beauty-sleep, began to be possessed of a vague idea that somebody was trying to murder him.”
“What's the idea,' he said, 'coming and spoiling a man's beauty-sleep?”
“It wasn't a thing I'd have cared to do as a rule, but it seemed to me that now was the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party, so to speak, and that it was up to Jeeves to rally round the young master, even if it broke up his beauty-sleep.”
“Roused abruptly from their beauty-sleep they fled in all directions.”
“I had missed my beauty-sleep, and my feet had frozen hard, but I was past regrets.”
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