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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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* The modified double integration method was shown to be capable of determining reliable vertical sleeper deflections from the respective acceleration data recorded.
Each pair of rail masses (left and right) is connected to a sleeper mass (a total of 50 sleeper masses) with spring-damper elements representing railpads.
Statistics from a "snapshot count" showed the town recorded the joint-highest rate of 2.9 rough sleepers per 10,000 households - the same as capital city Cardiff.
Sleeper, 72, and a resident of Worcester, is known as a person devoted to Worcester, and he uses similar terms to describe his own activities in the community.
An Economy Sleeper Class kit, containing a mattress, Business Class pillow and duvet, is offered to the passengers.
Passengers who book a sleeper seat for more legroom or to avoid other passengers will pay considerably more for extra comfort in a private partitioned cabin.
Efforts are on to identify the members of these sleeper cells in the four cities.
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.
The layout of your sleepers will depend on the layout of your decking.
The periodicity of sleeper spacing is the basic qualitative feature of the classic railway track [13, 14].
"Guests travelling with Caledonian Sleeper have been placed on road transport to allow them to complete their journey.
According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian Army sent these reinforcements from the capital to the western countryside of Daraa, where they will potentially take part in offensive against these militant sleeper cells.
One of those local authorities is Liverpool, where the council has already launched a specialist night shelter that will accept any rough sleeper - regardless of their situation, background or so-called 'right to remain' in the country.
In another (https://www.ibtimes.com/infant-rocking-sleeper-recall-2019-how-get-refund-2788687) sleeper recall because of the potential for infant fatality, Mattel's ((https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/MAT?p=MAT&.tsrc=fin-srch) MAT ) (https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Fisher-Price-Recalls-Inclined-Sleeper-Accessory-Included-with-Ultra-Lite-Day-Night-Play-Yards-Due-to-Safety-Concerns-About-Inclined-Slee-Products) Fisher-Price  brand has recalled the Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yards inclined sleeper.
But Fisher-Price's decision to pull its Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yard with inclined sleeper marks the company's full exit from selling inclined sleep products, several weeks after the company recalled 4.7 million of its popular Rock n Play inclined sleepers because that product was associated with more than 30 baby deaths.