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]


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