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- proper n. A fairy tale originally titled La Belle au bois dormant by Charles Perrault.
- proper n. The main character in this story, who is in unbroken slumber under a magical spell, awaiting the kiss of a prince.
- proper n. A transposon used in genetic engineering
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The wood-sorrel, Oxalis Acetosella.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who is sleeping soundly
- n. fairy story: princess under an evil spell who could be awakened only by a prince's kiss
- n. a potential takeover target that has not yet been put in play
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Noon: The entire goth army convenes at Sleeping Beauty Castle for the first of three group photos, all taken by Noah Korda.
She started the game in her little-girl whisper, her fairy-blond hair and doll-perfect facial features offset by hard blue eyes and the determined clench of her jaw: Once upon a time, Sleeping Beauty took a nap.
She’s heard Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin at the Kirov and dragged me to see its multiple productions of Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake.
Sleeping Beauty was no better — it had a splatted royal steward who'd drunk himself literally under the table — and Pinocchio not only drank beer but smoked cigars the Anti-Smoking League had somehow missed.