the sandman

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used to refer to sleep as an imaginary man who makes people sleepy by sprinkling sand in their eyes The kids want to stay up late, but they are fighting off the sandman.

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“The sandman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20sandman. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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