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lie-down

[lahy-doun] /ˈlaɪˌdaʊn/
noun, Chiefly British
1.
a nap.
Origin of lie-down
1830-1840
1830-40; noun use of verb phrase lie down
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  • May we see the horses, Mike—are they having their lie-down, or anything?

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
Word Origin and History for lie-down
n.

period of rest reclining, 1840, from lie (v.2) + down (adv.).

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