naps kept her in such a state of keyed-up uncertainty that she was never sure which version of him she would see.
You are in favor of naps, but feel they are unjustly maligned.
You must exercise the children—because the naps afterward are worth it.
An accidental polyphasic sleeper, Bartiromo rests in naps rather than eight-hour chunks like the rest of us.
In contrast to gentle Eva, naps liked to draw a little blood in bed, to bruise and be bruised in return.
Her own body falling forward roused her after the briefest of naps.
And do you go over to Lucca, and raise me a few naps on my 'rose-amethyst' ring.
The women said their prayers, took their naps, and wove their lace there.
I know one to be had a bargain,—a bagatelle,—five hundred naps a-year.
Babies should be so placed during their outings, sleep, or naps, that they do not directly gaze at either the sunlight or sky.
"downy surface of cloth," mid-15c., from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German noppe "nap, tuft of wool," probably introduced by Flemish cloth-workers. Cognate with Old English hnoppian "to pluck," ahneopan "pluck off," Old Swedish niupa "to pinch," Gothic dis-hniupan "to tear."
"short spell of sleep," c.1300, from nap (v.). With take (v.) from c.1400.
Old English hnappian "to doze, sleep lightly," of unknown origin, apparently related to Old High German hnaffezan, German dialectal nafzen, Norwegian napp. Related: Napped; napping.
"to furnish with a nap, raise the nap of," 1610s, from nap (n.1).