“Timour drowsed on his divan over maps and charts…”
-Lord of Samarcand
This particular story has more archaic, terse and little-used words of a mundane type than any of Howard’s other tales, marking this is a tall effort in placing the reader’s mind’s eye in a fantastical frame of reference.
1. be half asleep; doze intermittently:
synonyms: doze • nap • catnap • rest • snooze • •
• catch some Zs
be sluggish or inactive:
late 16th cent.: back-formation from drowsy.
drowsed (past tense)
drowsed (past participle)