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  1. Great, therefore, was the surprise of the college, and afterward of the Province, when, at the farewell dinner of the graduates, Sleeping Beauty announced, between his little open- eyed naps that he was going Far North as a missionary. – Northern Lights by Gilbert Parker
  2. I think, as it was, I proved my devotion pretty well by not going to sleep, since I had been up three nights, with only such naps as I could steal in the saddle, and had ridden over a hundred and fifty miles to boot. – The Great K. & A. Robbery by Paul Liechester Ford
  3. I found him on the front porch, smoking his pipe alone, while the two little relics, whom he had had left to dine with him, were taking their two respective naps – The Tinder-Box by Maria Thompson Daviess
  4. Every morning at Brighton the president made the round of our quarter of the hotel shortly before eight o'clock, and spoiled our waking naps to rout us out for our morning's walk, which included a plunge into the Channel. – An American at Oxford by John Corbin
  5. But it is a sad life; made up chiefly of naps and pinches. – The Ethics of the Dust by John Ruskin
  6. 8. He naps daily. – The Mother and Her Child by William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler
  7. So side by side they seated themselves on the sandy threshold of the bungalow, and the little dog, happy and contented, curled up on the floor of the room, tucked his blunt muzzle into his flank, and took a series of naps with one eye always open. – Quick Action by Robert W. Chambers
  8. In an instant monkeys began to drop from the limbs of trees that overhang the roadway, and came scampering from the corners, where they had probably been indulging in noonday naps – Modern India by William Eleroy Curtis
  9. Not caring to show himself in daylight, Mr. Daw read papers and took naps and drank and smoked until his midnight train; but, no matter what he did, Mr. Wallingford sat steadily at the little desk, sketching, sketching, sketching. – Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford by George Randolph Chester
  10. I see myself and my children freeing ourselves from vanities, from kvass, from goose baked with cabbage, from after- dinner naps from base idleness.... – Plays by Chekhov, Second Series On the High Road, The Proposal, The Wedding, The Bear, A Tragedian In Spite of Himself, The Anniversary, The Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov