NABOKV-L post 0010498, Mon, 1 Nov 2004 07:51:01 -0800

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Re: Fwd: TT-20 Introductory Notes
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The OED has both "in the arms of Murphy" and "in the arms of Morpheus" as
idioms meaning "asleep."

Jamie Olson

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From: "Donald B. Johnson" <chtodel@gss.ucsb.edu>
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Subject: Re: Fwd: TT-20 Introductory Notes


Jansy, I think that is really possible. I did not write, but I also thought
"Murphy" could be from morphine, i. e. from Morpheus.

And thank you for the beautiful Cocteau quotation.

Akiko