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land of Nod, noun:

sleep

 

Land of Nod is a pun on the biblical place-name, the country to which Cain journeyed after slaying Abel. See Genesis, 4:16.

 

We were fast going off to the land of Nod, when - bang, bang, bang - on the scuttle, and "All hands, reef topsails, ahoy!" started us out of our berths.

-- Richard Henry Dana Jr., Two Years Before The Mast

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