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over-lay sleeping
 n.— «The Joplin woman awaits a preliminary hearing on involuntary manslaughter charges in connection with the Aug. 8 death of 4-month-old Ashton Jones. Prosecutors say Jessica Jones rolled over on the infant in her sleep while high on drugs. In 2006, Jones also suffocated her 3-month-old infant while sleeping, but no charges were filed. The phenomenon is sometimes called “over-lay sleeping.”» —“‘Over-lay sleeping’ kills infants” by Kathleen O’Dell News-Leader (Springfield, Missouri) Feb. 20, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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