napping

  • 1 Napping — Nap ping, n. 1. The act or process of raising a nap, as on cloth. [1913 Webster] 2. (Hat Making) A sheet of partially felted fur before it is united to the hat body. Knight. [1913 Webster] 3. The act or process of having a short sleep; as,… …

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  • 2 Napping — A finishing process after weaving which raises a nap on the face of the cloth by gigging or scratching. This nap is then brushed and cropped level by the cutting machine. This level fibrous surface is napped by being subjected to the controlled… …

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  • 3 napping — (n.) action of sleeping, O.E. hneappunge, verbal noun from NAP (Cf. nap) (v.) …

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  • 4 Napping — Nap Nap (n[a^]p), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Napped} (n[a^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Napping} (n[a^]p p[i^]ng).] [OE. nappen, AS. hn[ae]ppian to take a nap, to slumber; cf. AS. hnipian to bend one s self, Icel. hnipna, hn[=i]pa, to droop.] 1. To have a… …

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  • 5 napping — Synonyms and related words: a stranger to, absent, absentminded, absorbed, abstracted, anesthetized, asleep, bemused, blind to, castle building, cataleptic, caught napping, comatose, daydreaming, daydreamy, dead to, deaf to, doped, dozy, dreaming …

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  • 6 napping — adjective not prepared or vigilant the blow caught him napping caught in an off guard moment found him off his guard • Syn: ↑off guard, ↑off guard, ↑off one s guard, ↑off his guard, ↑off her g …

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  • 7 napping — sb. == sleep. Ps. lxxv. 6. AS. hnæppung …

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  • 8 napping — næp n. light sleep, short sleep (usually during the day) n. soft fibrous surface of a fabric that usually lies in one direction; soft superficial texture of a piece leather v. doze, sleep lightly (during the day); act recklessly; be unprepared v …

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  • 9 Napping machine — Gig Gig, n. [Cf. Icel. g[imac]gja fiddle, MHG. g[imac]ge, G. geige, Icel. geiga to take a wrong direction, rove at random, and E. jig.] 1. A top or whirligig; any little thing that is whirled round in play. [1913 Webster] Thou disputest like an… …

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  • 10 napping hammer — variant of knapping hammer …

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  • 11 Power-Napping — Mittagsschlaf in der Öffentlichkeit Tagschlaf (auch: Tagschlafepisode) bezeichnet einen Schlaf außerhalb der nächtlichen Hauptschlafphase. Am bekanntesten ist er in Form des Mittagsschlafes. Er sollte zwischen 5 und 90 Minuten dauern, um den… …

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  • 12 Power Napping — Mittagsschlaf in der Öffentlichkeit Tagschlaf (auch: Tagschlafepisode) bezeichnet einen Schlaf außerhalb der nächtlichen Hauptschlafphase. Am bekanntesten ist er in Form des Mittagsschlafes. Er sollte zwischen 5 und 90 Minuten dauern, um den… …

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  • 13 Car-napping — Filmdaten Originaltitel Car napping – bestellt – geklaut – geliefert Produktionsland Deutschland …

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  • 14 catch someone napping — CATCH OFF GUARD, catch unawares, (take by) surprise, catch out, find unprepared; informal catch someone with their trousers/pants down; Brit. informal catch on the hop. → nap * * * catch someone napping (informal) 1. To detect someone in error… …

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  • 15 Cat Napping — Infobox Hollywood cartoon cartoon name = Cat Napping series = Tom and Jerry caption = The title card of Cat Napping director = William Hanna Joseph Barbera story artist = William Hanna Joseph Barbera animator = Irven Spence Ray Patterson Ed Barge …

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  • 16 catch you napping — catch (you) napping to be surprised by something that you have not given attention to. I was caught napping by the last storm, but this time I ve already got batteries and flashlights and canned food on hand …

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  • 17 catch napping — catch (you) napping to be surprised by something that you have not given attention to. I was caught napping by the last storm, but this time I ve already got batteries and flashlights and canned food on hand …

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  • 18 be caught napping — to not be ready to deal with something at the time when it happens. Arsenal s defence was caught napping as Andrews chipped in a goal from the right …

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  • 19 catch someone napping — the teacher had warned us to be ever prepared, but the unannounced test caught most of us napping Syn: catch off guard, catch unawares, surprise, take by surprise, catch out, find unprepared; informal catch someone with their pants down …

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  • 20 catch someone napping — informal to do something that someone is not expecting so that you get an advantage over them Brazil caught England napping and scored two goals in the first ten minutes …

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