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blink

(blink),
To close and open the eyelids rapidly; an involuntary act by which the tears are spread over the conjunctiva, keeping it moist.
Synonym(s): wink

wink

(wingk)
To close and open the eyes rapidly; an involuntary act by which the tears are spread over the conjunctiva, keeping it moist.
[A.S. wincian]

wink

(wingk)
The brief, voluntary closure of one eye.

wink 

The rapid, voluntary closure and opening of one eye. See blink.
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In it he wrote: "A Forty Winks Nap in a horizontal posture is the best preparatory for any extraordinary exertion.
Managers, groundsmen, caterers and other staff gave up their beds to catch forty winks in the workplace so they were ready to get to work again on Sunday morning.
THIS is the only companion you'll ever need on your travels for grabbing forty winks.
ANYONE who names their play Forty Winks has to be either mad, stupid or supremely confident that references to slumber will be avoided in reviews.
If you are hungry you can buy snacks, if not you can just catch up on some work or take forty winks and save your appetite until later.
Unfortunately the ageing process cannot be beaten by a couple of days off with a good book and forty winks.
I'm convinced his forty winks were down to the amount of hard work he puts in at Tynecastle.
As Northampton's thrilling promotion pot comes to the boil this afternoon, Peer has been struggling to grab forty winks.
With Sleeptember now upon us it's worth revising your routine and at Leekes we've got the perfect selection of beds and mattresses to ensure you get your forty winks.
Long 7 Yet to break Saints duck, not for lack of effort Pelle 8 Criminally left free to plunder at his will SUBS Wanyama (Long 65) 7 Mane (Davis 65) 7 Mayuka (Pelle 80) 5 SOUTHAMPTON OUR RATING Mannone 3 Shocker, more exposed than a birthday suit Vergini 2 LOL, magnificent finish to score own goal of the season O'Shea 4 Hero for Ireland followed by stinker for club Brown 3 Do not disturb, having forty winks Van Aanholt 4 Dismal, but goal-line clearance foiled Tadic Larsson 4 Free-kick extended Forster, little else of note Cattermole 3 Booked.
It's a healthy state of affairs for a sport which has deep roots on the banks of the Tyne but went into a sleep that threatened to be more comatose than forty winks.
Many initially try to tackle the sleep disorder on their own terms - even taking to narcotics or alcohol in a desperate attempt to catch their share of forty winks.