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 Sier’ra (3 syl., Spanish, a saw).Sieve and Shears. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sies’ta (3 syl.)
 
means “the sixth hour”—i.e. noon. (Latin, sexta hora). It is applied to the short sleep taken in Spain during the mid-day heat. (Spanish, sesta, sixth hour; sestéar, to take a mid-day nap.)   1
 


 Sier’ra (3 syl., Spanish, a saw).Sieve and Shears. 

 
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