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rough sleeper

Someone who sleeps outside at night (i.e., "sleeps rough"), usually because he or she has no home. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. The government's aim is to have the number of rough sleepers halved in five years' time. I spent a couple of years as a rough sleeper after my house was repossessed. It's not something I would wish on anyone.
See also: rough, sleeper

sleeper

1. n. a sleeping pill. She took a handful of sleepers with a glass of booze, and that was it.
2. n. someone or something that achieves fame after a period of invisibility. The movie “Red Willow” was undoubtedly the sleeper of the year, winning six awards.
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Remove surface vegetation - especially weeds but also turf - then lay the first four sleepers as a base (I'm assuming you're making a rectangular bed but the technique is the same for a sunken garden).
Sleeper grew up with the business his father created in 1939.
An investigating officer pointed out: " It is clear that the members of the sleeper cells were to be pressed into service only when required.
Notwithstanding the promotion he gives to a meeting to be held later this month to try to establish shelter for rough sleepers next winter, which is one step in the right direction, I would ask Coun Kirby to address the following issues, and provide some answers.
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But most of the sleepers are soaked in Creosote, a chemical linked with cancer.
Some of this year's sleeper hits include Ambassadors International (NASDAO: AM I E), which is up some 122% so far in 2006.
Alternatively you can book via Scot Rail Telesales, using most debit/credit cards, on 08457 55 00 33 quoting Daily Record Sleeper Flat Fare Offer.
Each completed booking form entitles the holder, subject to availability, to buy one pounds 49Caledonian Sleeper return ticket.
SO MANY USES: Tony Ridler with a railway sleeper in his Cockett garden, Swansea
But last year Birmingham took the lead in providing holistic help for a few rough sleepers which encourages them to take up permanent accommodation in private tenancies.
It should be mentioned, too, that from its lush cover, featuring a reproduction of Harlem Rennaisance Party by artist Faith Ringgold, to the elegantly designed first pages of the collected stories, The Sleeper Wakes is a beautifully produced book.
But another part is a result of who Sleeper is and what he has done.
Sleeper Named Vice Chairman ANBTX Insurance Services
Sackett) Sleeper, 81, of Carriage Lane, Winchendon, and formerly of Holden and Brookfield, died on Monday, June 20, 2011 in Heywood Hospital, Gardner, after a short illness.