Van Winkle, Rip

Van Winkle, Rip

returns to village after sleep of 20 years. [Am. Lit.: The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.]

Van Winkle, Rip

slept for 20 years, thereby missing war. [Am. Lit.: “Rip Van Winkle” in Hart, 714]
See: Sleep
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Dame Van Winkle, Rip's shrewish wife who is disgusted by Rip's lack of energy and thrift.
Judith Van Winkle, Rip's daughter, who fails to recognize him after twenty years.