- any long wooden, metal, or stone piece lying horizontally as a sill or footing.
- any of a number of wooden pieces, laid upon the ground or upon masonry or concrete, to which floorboards are nailed.
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Hollywood might possibly fear North Korean sleeper cells capable of blowing up theaters that screen anti-Nork films.Pyongyang Shuffle: Hollywood In Dead Panic Over Sony Hack|James Poulos|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But faced with a sleeper hit, HBO shockingly did not quite feel the same way.Alright ‘True Detective,’ You Got Me: Taylor Kitsch Is a Woman’s Man|Teo Bugbee|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sam Brownback—The Kansas Governor might be the sleeper in this race to crazy.
For a presidential race, McCrary says Georgia will probably look like a true swing state in 2020 and could be a sleeper in 2016.
He is also the author of two acclaimed thrillers: Innocent Blood and The Sleeper.
The French boy aimed a blow at the third sleeper, and the two captives escaped.Canada: the Empire of the North|Agnes C. Laut
He hopes that it will startle some sleeper so that they will move.The Burgess Animal Book for Children|Thornton W. Burgess
The sleeper was aroused, and then light shone through the crevices.The Voodoo Gold Trail|Walter Walden
How often may such stimuli incite the sleeper to dream without his knowing of them afterward?A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis|Sigmund Freud
Roger Congreve returned just before twelve, and found Olive sitting alone by the sleeper, and his wrath was fully equal to hers.Six Girls|Fannie Belle Irving