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sleeper

1. a railway sleeping car or compartment
2. Brit one of the blocks supporting the rails on a railway track
3. a wrestling hold in which a wrestler presses the sides of his opponent's neck, causing him to pass out
4. any gobioid fish of the family Eleotridae, of brackish or fresh tropical waters, resembling the gobies but lacking a ventral sucker
5. a spy planted in advance for future use, but not currently active

Sleeper

A horizontal timber laid on a slab or on the ground and to which the subflooring is nailed; any long horizontal beam, at or near the ground, which distributes the load from the posts to the foundation.

sleeper

[′slēp·ər]
(civil engineering)
A timber, steel, or precast concrete beam placed under rails to hold them at the correct gage.

sleeper

1. One of a number of horizontal timbers that are laid on a concrete slab (or on the ground) and to which the flooring is nailed.
2. Any long horizontal beam, at or near the ground, which distributes the load from posts or framing.
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So now maybe every Quds Force operative or Al-Qaeda sleeper agent will have to worry that when he discusses a plot, he may unwittingly be talking to an undercover informant from the Drug Enforcement Administration or the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
She also said she admires Angelina Jolie, who played a suspected Russian sleeper agent in this year's "Salt".
In Salt the mum-of-six plays as a CIA officer on the run after she is accused of being a Russian sleeper agent.
THE GAME (BBC 2, Thursday, 9pm) THE stylish espionage drama kicks up an extra gear as new British Intelligence source Arkady reveals the name of a sleeper agent (Rachael Stirling) with lethal connections in the US military.
THE GAME BBC2 9pm The spy drama continues, with Joe (Tom Hughes, left) and the team attempting to uncover the mission of a sleeper agent who is well connected to the US military.
Eventually what emerges is a wizened old figure who has been behind those messages for years" The Prince of Wales "Clegg is like a mug you've glued the handle back on to, you wouldn't want to fill him up again, Miliband is in the dictionary under 'twonk', Farage has a French surname so is clearly a sleeper agent of some kind.
She plays Evelyn A Salt, a CIA operative on a mission to clear her name after she's accused of being a Russian sleeper agent.
The Daily Record is happy to make clear that Ms McKelvie, who has always been a staunch "yes" campaigner and "not a sleeper agent for the pro Unionist movement" as jokingly claimed, did not say that she believed that the claims by the Twitter conspiracy theorists were correct.
The opening episode introduces viewers to Carrie Mathison, a CIA operations officer who's received a tip-off from a contact in Afghanistan about a soldier who has been turned into a sleeper agent by al-Qaeda.
An ex-French Foreign Legionnaire was also recruited as a sleeper agent who could be used in an assassination plot against Prime Minister Tony Blair,it emerged.
EVELYN Salt is a respected CIA agent whose life and career are turned upside down when a man claiming to be a Russian defector walks into her office and identifies her as a sleeper agent who has been trained by the KGB to start the third world war.
BEST POUT Salt (Sky Movies Action & Adventure, Thursday, 8pm) * Evelyn Salt is a respected CIA agent whose life and career are turned upside down when a man claiming to be a Russian defector walks into her office and identifies her as a sleeper agent who has been trained by the KGB to start the third world war.