The land of Nod
Nod Nod (n[o^]d), n. 1. A dropping or bending forward of the upper part or top of anything. [1913 Webster]

Like a drunken sailor on a mast, Ready with every nod to tumble down. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A quick or slight downward or forward motion of the head, in assent, in familiar salutation, in drowsiness, or in giving a signal, or a command; as, a nod of approval. [1913 Webster]

A look or a nod only ought to correct them [the children] when they do amiss. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

Nations obey my word and wait my nod. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

{The land of Nod}, sleep. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • the land of Nod —    sleep    A pun on Cain s travels when he dwelt in the land of Nod (Genesis 4: 16):     There s queer things chanced since ye hae been in the land of Nod. (W. Scott, 1818)    Mainly nursery use for coaxing children into the frightening dark …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • the land of Nod — UK / US noun humorous the state of being asleep Billy was deep in the land of Nod …   English dictionary

  • the land of Nod — humorous a state of sleep. [punningly, with biblical allusion to the place name Nod (Gen. 4:16).] → land …   English new terms dictionary

  • the land of Nod — humorous a state of sleep Origin: punningly, with biblical allusion to the place name Nod (Gen. 4:16) …   Useful english dictionary

  • in the land of Nod — in the ˌland of ˈNod idiom (old fashioned, humorous) asleep • Pete and Jo were still in the land of Nod, so I went out for a walk in the morning sunshine. Main entry: ↑landidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • be in the land of nod — old fashioned to be sleeping. Joe s in the land of nod at last …   New idioms dictionary

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