land of Nod

Definition of land of Nod

: the state of sleep a friendly fat toad … who had lately taken himself off to the land of Nod under the rough bank fringing my lawn— David Gunston

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History and Etymology for land of Nod

from the Land of Nod in the Bible (Genesis 4:16); influenced in meaning by nod entry 1; from the nodding in drowsiness

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“Land of Nod.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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