dozed


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doze 1

 (dōz)
v. dozed, doz·ing, doz·es
v.intr.
To sleep lightly and intermittently.
v.tr.
To spend (time) dozing or as if dozing: dozed the summer away.
n.
A short, light sleep.
Phrasal Verb:
doze off
To fall into a light sleep.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin.]

doz′er n.

doze 2

 (dōz)
intr. & tr.v. dozed, doz·ing, doz·es
To use a bulldozer; bulldoze.

dozed

(dozd; dəʊzd)
adj
(Forestry) chiefly Irish (of timber or rubber) rotten or decayed
[C18: probably from doze]
References in classic literature ?
On the thirteenth day I drank some more water, and dozed and thought disjointedly of eating and of vague im- possible plans of escape.
Tresfarwin dozed and blinked and dozed again--and on her left Aynesworth himself, a little affected by the music, still found time to glance continually at his companion, so radiant with life and so fervently intent upon realizing to the full this, the first of its unknown joys.
Joe had evidently stolen away after he had dozed off.
He puzzled that men found so much to write about, and, puzzling, dozed in his chair.
He dozed despite himself, crouching by the fire, the blankets about his shoulders, the axe between his knees, and on either side a dog pressing close against him.
When he dozed despite himself, the whimpering and snarling of the dogs aroused him.
But this time, before he dozed again, he tied a burning pine-knot to his right hand.
It made us all lethargic before we had gone far, and when we had left the Half-way House behind, we habitually dozed and shivered and were silent.
Tonight, however, she was the first to go to their common chamber; and she had dozed when the other girls came in.
He dozed again--not the less pleasantly, perhaps, for his hearty temper.
Before I dozed off, I was going to tell you what Mr.
Digging resistance is reduced for a smoother flow of material so larger amounts of soil can be dozed with less power.