[ UK /siːˈɛstɐ/ ]
  1. a nap in the early afternoon (especially in hot countries)
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  • On the fifth day, having got in a small stock of provisions, when it was already mid-day and the blockaders were paying little or no attention, and some of them even were taking their siesta, the two ships sailed out of the harbour: the one directing her course towards the Hellespont, whilst her companion made for the open sea. Hellenica
  • Small enough that siesta is still honored, the million-plus inhabitants of Morelia also support two sushi bars. Mexico's Morelia - More Than Meets The Eye
  • A workday abbreviated by siestas is a Spanish cliche, yet it is not necessarily rooted in reality.
  • In hot countries, people siesta, "timepass" and drink coffee. Latest news from the public and voluntary sectors, including health, children, local government and social care, plus SocietyGuardian jobs | guardian.co.uk
  • (Soundbite of bell) (Soundbite of applause) SAGAL: This year, Spain hosted the first international siesta competition in Madrid. Limericks
  • The long, long lunch was a rare chance to rest and take a siesta. Times, Sunday Times
  • Lots of people were taking a short siesta in the shade.
  • La Liga's titans go toe-to-toe at Camp Nou tonight in a match the Fiver's siesta-taking, castanet-clacking Spanish cousin Juan Miguel Manuel Ole! Conical bifter; and FiverLeaks
  • 'When we got home he had a siesta and got up feeling a bit headachy. The Sun
  • My cell phone chirred, waking me from my unexpected siesta in the truck. No Mercy
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