Eleotris dormatrix
Sleeper Sleep"er, n. 1. One who sleeps; a slumberer; hence, a drone, or lazy person. [1913 Webster]

2. That which lies dormant, as a law. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

3. A sleeping car. [Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) An animal that hibernates, as the bear. [1913 Webster]

5. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A large fresh-water gobioid fish ({Eleotris dormatrix}). (b) A nurse shark. See under {Nurse}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sleeper — Sleep er, n. 1. One who sleeps; a slumberer; hence, a drone, or lazy person. [1913 Webster] 2. That which lies dormant, as a law. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. A sleeping car. [Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster] 4. (Zo[ o]l.) An animal that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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