napping


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nap \Nap\ (n[a^]p), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Napped (n[a^]pt); p.
   pr. & vb. n. Napping (n[a^]p"p[i^]ng).] [OE. nappen, AS.
   hn[ae]ppian to take a nap, to slumber; cf. AS. hnipian to
   bend one's self, Icel. hnipna, hn[imac]pa, to droop.]
   1. To have a short sleep; to be drowsy; to doze. --Chaucer.
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   2. To be in a careless, secure state; to be unprepared; as,
      to be caught napping. --Wyclif.
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            I took thee napping, unprepared.      --Hudibras.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Napping \Nap"ping\, n.
   1. The act or process of raising a nap, as on cloth.
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   2. (Hat Making) A sheet of partially felted fur before it is
      united to the hat body. --Knight.
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   3. The act or process of having a short sleep; as, napping is
      a common occupation for cats.
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