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  1. Sleepers

    Sleepers is a 1996 American legal drama film written, produced, and directed by Barry Levinson, and based on Lorenzo Carcaterra's 1995 novel of the same name.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. sleepers

    Timbers lying fore and aft in the bottom of the ship, now generally applied to the knees which connect the transoms to the after timbers on the ship's quarter. They are particularly used in Greenland ships, to strengthen the bows and stern-frame, to enable them to resist the shocks of the ice. Also, any wooden beams used as supports. Also, ground tier casks.

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  1. sleepers

    Small joists of timber, which form the foundation for the platform of a battery, and upon which the boards for the flooring are laid. Also, the undermost timbers of a gun or mortar.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sleepers in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sleepers in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of sleepers in a Sentence

  1. Peter Earnest:

    They were meant to be sleepers, typically an illegal sent to another country is a sleeper. He or she is available to handle a very sensitive asset, or in the case of wartime, or some sort of confrontation, be available.

  2. Jeff Anderson:

    That’s tantalizing because it suggests that maybe one of the things the short sleepers are doing in the scanner is performing memory consolidation more efficiently than non-short sleepers.

  3. George Gordon Byron:

    For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast,And breathed in the face of the foe as he pass'dAnd the eyes of the sleepers wax'd deadly and chill,And their hearts but once heaved, and for ever grew still

  4. Heraclitus:

    Even sleepers are workers and collaborators on what goes on in the universe.

  5. Chris Jones:

    They were not just awake, they were driven. It was torture for them to do nothing, they like to run marathons -- many of our natural short sleepers ran marathons -- including mountain marathons where you go straight up. One of them decided he was going to build a violin, and he did.

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