land of Nod

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  • And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
  • First used by Jonathan Swift as a play on words for the modern-day meaning.



land of Nod (uncountable)

  1. sleep
    From breakfast on through all the day
    At home among my friends I stay;
    But every night I go abroad
    Afar into the Land of Nod.
    ... From a Victorian nursery rhyme.

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