nightwalking

nightwalking

Etymology: AS, niht + ME, walken
a disorder occurring during nonrapid eye movement sleep in which the subject usually sits up in bed briefly, then gets up and walks around, opening doors, eating, and so on, and eventually returns to bed. The person has no memory of the event the next day. Also called noctambulation, sleepwalking, somnambulism.
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These terms often signified that the offender was a prostitute [Paul Griffiths, "Meanings of Nightwalking in Early Modern England," Seventeenth Century, 13.
I'm told that this nightwalking in the desert is foolishness, and that I will get lost, not find the trail again, go deep in the wrong direction.
61) As aforementioned, courts continued to view the most serious juvenile sex offenses as arising from girls' associations with Houses of Ill Repute or nightwalking.
He described walking, strolling, loafing, wandering, nightwalking, and the like as "historically part of the amenities of life as we have known them.
Artefacts will be posted on the web daily and presented at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on September 29, as part of the Nightwalking Festival, and at Chapter, Cardiff, in October.
By the end of summer, I represent her on over a dozen complaints: shoplifting, possessing and selling heroin and cocaine, common nightwalking, pickpocketing her johns, and violating her probation, as well as the social services case against her for being an unfit mother.
snow creaks as if the press of nightwalking hurt it.