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  • n. One who slumbers; a sleeper.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who slumbers; a sleeper.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who slumbers; a sleeper.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a rester who is sleeping


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slumber +‎ -er


  • a gauzy curtain of silver tissue, which, without impeding respiration, protected the slumberer from the fell insects of an Oriental night.

    Chapter 5 - Part IX

  • The slumberer was the person who ought to have been pacing the deck.

    The Shellback's Progress In the Nineteenth Century

  • But whereas I, amateur slumberer that I am, can only manage to oversleep by a matter of hours, Gareth has mastered the art to such a degree that he can do it for days at a time, as his contribution today on that bastion of truthiness, Freedom Central, demonstrates:

    No time like the present

  • A fine, thick blanket I stole from a slumberer and stamped over that window nightynight and had situated myself on lightnights that way for years.

    Magic X

  • I pulled out the nozzle and turned it full onto the slumberer in her slumblies and dead quiet.

    Magic X

  • With each newly discovered slumberer, the populace grew more pensive.


  • The slumberer formed a singular group along with the tall forms of the hermit in his shaggy dress of goat-skins, bearing the lamp, and the knight in his close leathern coat — the former with an austere expression of ascetic gloom, the latter with anxious curiosity deeply impressed on his manly features.

    The Talisman

  • And now the slumberer, as the loiterer had been before, was the subject of observation to the accidental passengers.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • With the throbbing glee of one who has brought to an end a difficult and troublesome enterprise, Elspat proceeded tenderly to arrange the plaid of the unconscious slumberer, to whom her extravagant affection was doomed to be so fatal, expressing, while busied in her office, her delight, in tones of mingled tenderness and triumph.

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • Who can tell the anguish of those weary hours, when the only sound the sick man hears, is the disjointed wanderings of some feverish slumberer near him, the low moan of pain, or perhaps the muttered, long – forgotten prayer of a dying man?

    Sketches by Boz


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