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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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The two new contracts build on the success of Accord's existing housing first programme, which has been supporting rough sleepers in Walsall since November 2017.
Earlier this month,The Observer revealedhow the Home Office had drawn up a secret plan to acquire the information about non-UK rough sleepers using homelessness charities in what is being seen as the latest stage of the government's highly controversial 'hostile environment' policy.
Nearly 700,000 inclined sleepers made by Kids II - which were tied to five deaths - were recalled shortly after Rock n Play was recalled.
Responding to our story, the council told us that street wardens patrol Middlesbrough's town centre every day and information about the whereabouts of rough sleepers "is checked on ASAP".
This comes after added pressure from agencies such as the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP), "The Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper has been recalled.
Fisher-Price recalled nearly 5 million infant sleepers on Friday (April 12) after more than 30 babies died in them over a 10-year period.
But again the term homelessness and rough sleepers, there is a difference between those.
The Street Link organisation works to send alerts to local councils across the country about concerns raised regarding rough sleepers. If you are worried about someone, you can log on to streetlink.org.uk to fill in an online form.
The tests were conducted on a Heavy haul coal export line in South Africa where 13 consecutive sleepers were instrumented.