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A form of decay in which wood becomes soft and weak and has a dull lifeless appearance.
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Even as Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar was explaining the various aspects of lawmaking and responsibilities associated with the executive, many of the deputies were seen dozing off.
Some times of the day or night are especially risky for dozing off.
A JUROR was thrown out of court yesterday for dozing off in the trial of a man accused of raping his wife's identical twin sister.
The star was dozing off for the night when he heard loud thumps and moans from the room next door at a bed-and-breakfast on the California coast.
A KILLER'S death sentence was overturned yesterday because his lawyer kept dozing off during his murder trial.
Scandal-hit Abdurrahman Wahid, 60, pictured here dozing off alongside his successor, was ousted by lawmakers after lurching from crisis to crisis.
BORED Senators hearing the impeachment case against President Clinton are dozing off.
Her snooze was short-lived, however, as she was rudely awakened moments after dozing off when delegates applauded Hague.
You may want to be a little on your guard the next time you find yourself seated next to David Souter and find yourself dozing off, for whatever reason.
One of the most alarming findings in the 2002 Sleep in America poll is that so many people stay on the roads without stopping in spite of feeling sleepy, or even dozing off at the wheel," says NSF's Gelula.
The devices, hidden in lights and smoke alarms, caught the Tata workers dozing off in mess rooms.
The arrested driver who was involved in a roadside accident that killed six elementary school students has told police that he was dozing off when his truck rammed into them in Kanuma, Tochigi Prefecture, police sources said Tuesday.