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1. Woolly or villous surface of felt, cloth, plants, etc.; an external covering of down, of short fine hairs or fibres forming part of the substance of anything, and lying smoothly in one direction; the pile; as, the nap of cotton flannel or of broadcloth.

2. The loops which are cut to make the pile, in velvet.

Origin: OE. Noppe, AS. Hnoppa; akin to D. Nop, Dan. Noppe, LG. Nobbe.

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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... piece of research by NASA is available online by the National Academies Press entitled The Limits of Organic Life in Planetary Systems http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11919 Here are some extracts. http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11919&page=59 Briefly summarized, it suggests ...

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by scottie
Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 560
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Cumulative Active Mutation Theory (Part 1)

... name so fast, but i do know he's gonna kill me when he realises i've published his theory without his permission). Anyway, now i need to take a nap so i can't tell you what it's about until tomorrow or the day after. Any guesses on what on earth the Cumulative Active Mutation Theory is ?

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by TheVirus
Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:52 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Cumulative Active Mutation Theory (Part 1)
Replies: 6
Views: 2573

5 best proofs of evolution

... that the Earth is round, since this all could be just your dream and that in reality you are a tentacle-faced Martian ant having a millennium-long nap or something, and when you wake up you notice that there even isn't such thing as Earth. Let's all go watch The Matrix now, shall we!

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by biohazard
Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: 5 best proofs of evolution
Replies: 170
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Fixing my own sleeping problem

... I'll get to sleep at a regular time is to a) not get enough sleep (6-7hrs) the night before or b) work my @$$ off during the day. Oh, and taking a nap, even for 15 minutes, in the late afternoon totally messes with my ability to go to sleep when I go to bed. One more thing that works sometimes ...

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by AstusAleator
Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Fixing my own sleeping problem
Replies: 10
Views: 6626

Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

... doesn't do anything for me. Sometimes I'm so tired when I walk, I walk with my eyes closed! I've had to pull the car into a parking to take a nap sometimes because I could barely lift my head or open my eyes. And that was after 10 hours of sleep! I've tried all the supplements people have ...

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by Maura
Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:56 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
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