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Napping

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To catch one napping. To find a person unprepared or off his guard. (Anglo-Saxon, hnappung, slumbering.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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