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rough sleeper

Someone who sleeps outside at night (i.e., "sleeps rough"), usually because they have 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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But the counts are "snapshot estimates" and can provide only a very broad indication of the numbers of rough sleepers across the county on the night of the count.
Sleeper received a bachelor's degree from Babson College in Wellesley and returned to Imperial.
They might have used some other method or tool to recruit members of the sleeper cell.
What they do appear to do is hold a meeting in some overheated offices and talk about how they can get these street sleepers off the streets NEXT WINTER.
The sleepers don't have to be level--they can follow the slope of your patio.
None of the remaining between-group comparisons were statistically significant [short sleepers vs.
Despite the ban, stores are now trying to offload their stocks of the sleepers before they are seized.
If you're reluctant to select your own sleeper stocks, you might be interested in Claymore/Sabrient Stealth (AMEX: STH), a new exchange-traded fund designed to track the Sabrient Stealth Index of companies flying under the radar screen of Wall Street analysts.
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.
The price he pays for each sleeper has been pounds 11.
The project, in which ten hardened rough sleepers are housed over the festive period at an ex-refuge hostel in Sparkhill, has also been copied in other parts of the country.
The title story, Jessie Redmon Fauset's "The Sleeper Wakes," for instance, provides a neat subversion of the popular "tragic octoroon" tale by painting a heroine who embraces her newly discovered Black heritage rather than following the well-trod, fictional path to drown herself in a swamp or throw herself off a cliff.
But another part is a result of who Sleeper is and what he has done.
We are delighted to have attracted a leader of Von's stature and caliber to further strengthen and grow our comprehensive insurance offerings and operational divisions," said Sleeper.