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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.
2. To be in a careless, secure state; to be unprepared; as,
to be caught napping. --Wyclif.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
I took thee napping, unprepared. --Hudibras.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: (of fabrics) having soft nap produced by brushing; "a
dress of brushed cotton"; "a fleecy lining"; "napped
fabrics" [syn: brushed, fleecy, napped]
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