Sentence Examples with the word siesta

Midnight office was no part of St Benedict's Rule: the time for rising for the night office varied from 1.30 to 3.o, according to the season, and the monks had had unbroken sleep for 7 z or even 8 hours, except in the hot weather, when in compensation they were allowed the traditional Italian summer siesta after the mid-day meal.

It took a short siesta at noon, and boomed once more toward night, as the sun was withdrawing his influence.