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  • Ponocrates, after he had a while rubbed his noddle and shaken his ears, asked how one might avoid dog-sleep.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • In the trench at night, when fever and rheumatism kept him from the dog-sleep that other men were snatching, he would hear her crying over and over: "Oh, cruel, to break a poor girl's heart!"

    The Dop Doctor

  • He planted his bristly chin upon his folded arms, and closed his eyes in a kind of dog-sleep.

    Henry Dunbar A Novel

  • Alas! with the maid in the Gospel, he is not dead, but sleepeth; or rather, he sleepeth not, but only shutteth his eyes in dog-sleep, and doth awake when he seeth his advantage, and snappeth up many a lamb out of our flocks.

    Good Thoughts in Bad Times and Other Papers.

  • So he made the best of his plaid, and picked a softish place, and went off into a sort of dog-sleep, which lasted at intervals through the short summer night.

    Tom Brown at Oxford

  • But my sleep distressed me more than my watching, for beside the tumultuousness of my dreams (which were only not so awful as those which I shall have to describe hereafter as produced by opium), my sleep was never more than what is called _dog-sleep_; so that

    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

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