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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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Keywords: Moscow district military court, Alexander Poteyev, Anna Chapman, sleeper agents, spies.
Anna Chapman was exposed as a Russian sleeper agent
Last night's plot revolved around alien sleeper agents who looked and acted human before revealing themselves and taking over the world.
PRO-Gaddafi sleeper agents could be planning to launch terror attacks in Britain, MI5 warned last night.
The premiere comes just a few weeks after 10 Russian sleeper agents were expelled from the US in exchange for four Russians accused of spying for the West, reports the Mirror.
London, July 27 (ANI): American actress Angelina Jolie, who plays the role of a suspected Russian sleeper agent in her latest movie, thinks that US-Russian relations are going well.
The 10, many undercover for years in the US as sleeper agents, returned in a sensational swap which saw four Russians who spied for MI6 and the CIA go free in the West.
According to the Daily Express, the claim has emerged in the wake of the most elaborate spy swap since the Cold War, which saw 10 Moscow-controlled sleeper agents traded for four Russians spying for the West.
The ten Russian sleeper agents have since been deported to Moscow, while four men released from Russian prisons were taken from the transfer point in Vienna to London.
Russia's prime minister said he met the 10 sleeper agents to "talk about life".
Zottoli and Mills-who previously lived in Seattle before moving to Arlington in October 2009 -- were busted earlier this week along with eight other people who are accused of belonging to a Russian spy ring that had them acting as sleeper agents for up to a decade or more.
According to The Telegraph, sultry Facebook photos of Chapman were plastered on the front page of the New York Daily News following her arrest along with 10 other members of a sophisticated network of US-based Russian sleeper agents.