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And all my shut-eye is caught on this little cot in the twilight of my NYC screen.

I've had my jaw-tackle stowed for an hour, letting you do the shut-eye trick.

"And there's another reason why I want some shut-eye, too," he said.

"Guess you and I had better get some shut-eye too, pal," Tom told Bud.

"Shut-eye," he nodded, and turned back to his multifarious duties.

And so my little golden apple is off and away for Shut-Eye Town!

So step into the pretty nest, and in it speed to Shut-Eye Town.

A "shut-eye" sentry was on duty that morning; and the deserter's tent-mates, too, were sympathetically blind to his departure.

He was in fact the "shut-eye sentry" who had seen Bent steal off from the Manawapou camp in 1865.

The solemn rites of "shut-eye" determined that Webb was to stay and make camp while Hurley and I retraced our steps.

WORD ORIGIN

colloquial for "sleep," 1899, from shut (v.) + eye (n.). Hans Christian Andersen's "Ole Shut-eye," about a being who makes children sleepy, came out 1842; "The Shut-Eye Train" popular children's poem by Eugene Field, is from 1896.

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