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Noctambulo

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Noctámbulo. n.s. [nox and ambulo, Latin.] One who walks in his sleep.

Respiration being carried on in sleep, is no argument against its being voluntary. What shall we say of noctambulo's? There are voluntary motions carried on without thought, to avoid pain. Arbuthnot on Air.

Sources: Arbuthnot, John (227)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Noctambulo." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 6, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=13221.


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