Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who naps or slumbers.
- n. An implement used to nap or smooth cloth or knitted goods. Specifically— A mallet or beetle for this purpose.
- n. In England, the holder of an honorary office at a coronation or other royal function. The office is connected with that of chief butler, and is marked by the carrying of a napkin.
“But there's always a Fritzie over yonder with a telescope-sighted rifle, and it's about ten to one he'll get you if you stick the old "napper" up in daylight.”
“Those of you who know what a bad napper I am will know what a thing this is.”
“I don't have to be a Type-A napper," I told myself, facing the reality that to nap every day for a year was too much.”
“As a result of the footage ... it's clear the McNabb is a chronic napper ... below is a picture of him in the grass; I thought it was adorable because you can see his lil 'paws stretched out.”
“My third, who is 8 months, goes to sleep easily but wakes frequently and is a short napper.”
“After 30 years of being an active non-napper I had no idea how to begin, but Rimpoche had a method -- and even this stubborn old dog could learn a new trick.”
“Winston Churchill, a daily napper, instinctively understood what scientists would eventually confirm about the value of naps.”
“A ninety-minute nap also represents a full Basic Rest Activity Cycle, which guarantees the napper the benefits of all four sleep stages.”
“A ninety-minute nap also represents a full Basic Rest Activity Cycle, which guarantees the napper the benefits of all five sleep stages.”
“(I think ages should be required with names when commenting on new technology blogs, but maybe that is my young whipper-napper bias.)”
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