n.1.A taking by surprise; an unexpected onset or attack.
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Those old codgers who hate the word "nap" and who eschew nap-taking probably are getting in afternoon siesta time, except that its called dozing in front of the TV.
Results indicate that nap-taking is an effective coping strategy for college students suffering from sleep deprivation," said Professor Judy Sandlin, leader of the twin study.
McCormack even likes the idea of nap-taking on the job, going so far as to advocate an institutionalized siesta
The wisecracking, nap-taking, fat cat, himself, plans to tap, tap, tap his way onto computers everywhere with new Garfield's Typing Pal software.