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lie-down

[lahy-doun]
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noun Chiefly British.
  1. a nap.

Origin of lie-down

First recorded in 1830–40; noun use of verb phrase lie down
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Examples from the Web for lie-down

Historical Examples

  • May we see the horses, Mike—are they having their lie-down, or anything?

    Thoroughbreds

    W. A. Fraser


Word Origin and History for lie-down

n.

period of rest reclining, 1840, from lie (v.2) + down (adv.).

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