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s lee per

  • n  a rester who is sleeping
  • n  a spy or saboteur or terrorist planted in an enemy country who lives there as a law-abiding citizen until activated by a prearranged signal
  • n  an unexpected achiever of success
    the winner was a true sleeper--no one expected him to get it
  • n  one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track
    the British call a railroad tie a sleeper
  • n  a passenger car that has berths for sleeping
  • n  pajamas with feet; worn by children
  • n  a piece of furniture that can be opened up into a bed
  • n  tropical fish that resembles a goby and rests quietly on the bottom in shallow water
  • n  an unexpected hit
    that movie was the sleeper of the summer

  • Additionally, Hartmann concluded that long sleepers spent nearly twice as much of the night as others in REM (rapid eye movement) sleep a state in which the sleeper's brain is .
  • Not surprisingly, the short-sleepers were also more likely to score higher on tests of hyperactivity and impulsivity at age six, highlighting the importance of consistent and .
  • So successful were these sleepers that he immediately built a "Pullman" car designed especially for sleep-traveling.
News & Articles

  • For iOS 7, Apple Needs More Than Game Controllers to Win Gaming
    The sleeper game news out of WWDC last week was that Apple plans to fold actual Apple-baked game controller support into iOS 7 as well as OS X 10.9. Alas, it doesn’t entail an Apple-crafted controller, only third-party licensed game controller support, and yes, iOS already has game controller support courtesy Bluetooth; the difference in iOS 7 involves Apple’s new developmental guidelines and an ...
    June 17, 2013 - Techland
  • Is Obama Losing His Base?
    IN THE NEWS: Snowden, in hiding, holds Q&A … White House's deep involvement in immigration bill … SCOTUS rules against voter ID law … Obama announces trade-talk start as G-8 opens … Scott Walker, 2016 sleeper … Following Iran's president on TwitterTHE TAKE
    June 17, 2013 - National Journal via Yahoo! News
  • 'Kings of Summer' could be sleeper royalty
    Since its release in July 2006, "Little Miss Sunshine" has been the sleeper hit that other summer art-house films aspire to be. Opening in just seven theaters during its first weekend, the nutty family road trip comedy went on to rake in nearly $60 million domestically and win two Oscars. Not bad for a film with a reported $8 million budget, written and directed by first-timers.
    June 16, 2013 - The Columbian

  • President Bush in Forbes
    Bush said another suspected al-Qaida operative, Ali Salih al-Mari, was training in poisoning at a camp in Afghanistan and dispatched to the United States before the Sept. 11 attacks to "serve as a sleeper agent ready for follow-on attacks."
  • Donald Rumsfeld in USA Today
    Killing bin Laden would not have removed al-Qaeda's sanctuary in Afghanistan,Rumsfeld said. "Moreover, the sleeper cells that flew the aircraft into the World Trade towers and the Pentagon were already in the United States months before...
  • Jawad al-Bolani in International Herald Tribune
    There are some al-Qaida sleeper cells who are refreshing their activities to prove that they are still able to conduct attacks,al-Bolani said. "The only challenges we are facing (from them) are the suicide bombers and car bombs."

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