October 25th, 2019

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Word of the Day 10/25/19 Slumberland

Slumberland (noun)
slumberland [ sluhm-ber-land ]


noun
1. an imaginary land described to children as the place they enter during sleep.

RELATED WORDS
coma, slumber, dream, trance, hibernation, torpor, dormancy, torpidity, lethargy, nod, catnap, repose, doze, nap, rest, shuteye, siesta, snooze, dullness, sandman

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Origin: First recorded in 1880–85; slumber + land

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SLUMBERLAND
He had struggled against the somnolent god, but in vain; and at last passed into slumberland unconsciously and overcome.
LITTLE OSKALOO|THOMAS CHALMERS HARBAUGH

Without further word he spread his blanket on the leaves and in a minute or two was off to slumberland.
THE GREAT SIOUX TRAIL|JOSEPH ALTSHELER

"I will sleep awhile," she said to her handmaiden, and serenely glided into slumberland.
PRISONERS OF HOPE|MARY JOHNSTON

When his eyes closed and he floated away to slumberland it was to the thrilling song of a bird on a bough above his head.
THE TREE OF APPOMATTOX|JOSEPH A. ALTSHELER

Miss Sallie was again on the border of slumberland, so that Mollie and Barbara could have their low-voiced talk.
THE AUTOMOBILE GIRLS AT NEWPORT|LAURA DENT CRANE

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