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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SANDMAN

She was singing to her baby about the 'Sandman,' or den lille Ole, as we Danes say.

"It makes my blood run cold to hear him," whispered the Sandman.

"I don't half like it," replied the Sandman, his teeth chattering with apprehension.

"Vith all my 'art," replied the Sandman, searching the clothes of the victim.

"That's a view o' the case worthy of an Old Bailey lawyer," replied the Sandman.

"Exactly the case with the t'other," whispered the Tinker to the Sandman.

"I'll go and see wot's the matter wi' Ginger," said the Sandman, slinking after him.

"Look 'em over yourself," rejoined the Sandman, pushing the book towards him.

"Vell, I s'pose I must," replied the Sandman, taking the goblet proffered him.

"Yes, ve'll take care on you," added the Tinker and the Sandman.

WORD ORIGIN

bringer of sleep in nursery lore, 1861, from sand (n.) in reference to hard grains found in the eyelashes on waking; first attested in a translation from the Norwegian of Andersen (his Ole Lukoie "Ole Shut-eye," about a being who makes children sleepy, came out 1842), and perhaps partly from German Sandmann. More common in U.S.; dustman with the same sense is attested from 1821.

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