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Wednesday, December 22, 1999

Definitions for land of Nod

  1. A mythical land of sleep.

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Citations for land of Nod
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
For the jet-lagged insomniac, here are a few suggestions of what to do in Manhattan once the last bar has chucked you out and the land of nod seems further away than the night bus to Camberwell. William Hide, The Guardian
Origin of land of Nod
Land of Nod is a pun on the biblical place-name, the country to which Cain journeyed after slaying Abel. See Genesis, 4:16.