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 Nap.Naph’tha. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Nap (A),
 
a doze or short sleep, as “To take a nap,” is the Anglo-Saxon hnæppian or hnapp-ian (to take a nap; the nap of cloth is the Anglo-Saxon hnoppa.)   1
 


 Nap.Naph’tha. 

 
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