sandman
noun Date: 1835 a genie in folklore who makes children sleepy by sprinkling sand in their eyes — often used to personify sleep <
trying to fight off the sandman
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  • Sandman — Sand man , n. A mythical person who makes children sleepy, so that they rub their eyes as if there were sand in them. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • sandman — [sand′man΄] n. [prob. < Ger sandmann] a mythical person, as in fairy tales, supposed to make children sleepy by dusting sand in their eyes …   English World dictionary

  • Sandman — The Sandman is a fictional character, a popular figure in Western folklore who brings good sleep and dreams by sprinkling magical sand onto the eyes of children. Representation in traditional folkloreTraditionally he is a character in many… …   Wikipedia

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  • sandman — noun (the sandman) a fictional man supposed to make children sleep by sprinkling sand in their eyes …   English new terms dictionary

  • sandman — /ˈsændmæn/ (say sandman) noun the man who, in folklore, makes children sleepy by putting sand in their eyes …   Australian English dictionary

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