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nod

the nod Boxing informal the award of a contest to a competitor on the basis of points scored
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An official has denied Labour accusations that Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke nodded off as George Osborne delivered his Budget.
30 per cent off those who had nodded off at the wheel were driving through the night;
I nodded off for a few minutes and my oldest son woke me up and said: 'Dad, you'll get banned'
It was alleged that during a heated exchange over whether Mr Davison had nodded off ( a claim he categorically denied ( he stated there was little to be gained from the hearing as it was a straightforward matter and should have been dealt with by a written process rather than a hearing.
However, the data showed that those who had nodded off had not been driving very long, with 44% saying they had been driving under an hour.
So much so that when loud-mouthed Lisa popped to the ladies', the boys scrawled all over her mate's face with pens when he drunkenly nodded off.
The survey was released after public attention became focused on the disorder after a recent incident in which a Shinkansen bullet-train driver on the JR Sanyo Line nodded off at the controls.
While clearly one is into the realms of supposition, I think he probably nodded off.
At least I can hope that Basquiat didn't suffer when he passed over, that he nodded off to heaven to the rhythm of "Kind of Blue.
Moir regularly nodded off while the chaplain was talking, having been up since 5 am.
On average, he reports, insomniacs using the active device nodded off 52 minutes faster than the controls and stayed asleep 1.
In a similar survey of corporate fleet drivers for a Fortune 100 company, Alertness Solutions learned that more than 20% of the company's drivers nodded off at the wheel in the past year and that 14% had an accident or near-miss.