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Definitions of snuff

  1.   snuff colored grayish to yellowish brown
  2.   sensing an odor by inhaling through the nose
  3.   sniff or smell inquiringly
  4.   finely powdered tobacco for sniffing up the nose
  5.   a pinch of smokeless tobacco inhaled at a single time
  6.   the charred portion of a candlewick
  7.   inhale something audibly through the nose
  8.   inhale audibly through the nose snuff coke
  9.   The part of a candle wick charred by the flame whether burning or not
  10.   To crop the snuff of as a candle to take off the end of the snuff of
  11.   To draw in or to inhale forcibly through the nose to sniff
  12.   To perceive by the nose to scent to smell
  13.   To inhale air through the nose with violence or with noise as do dogs and horses
  14.   To turn up the nose and inhale air as an expression of contempt hence to take offense
  15.   The act of snuffing perception by snuffing a sniff
  16.   Pulverized tobacco etc prepared to be taken into the nose also the amount taken at once
  17.   Resentment displeasure or contempt expressed by a snuffing of the nose
  18.   The powdered leaves of Nicotiana tabacum which are either inhaled through the nose chewed or stored in cheek pouches It includes any product of tobacco that is not smoked
  19.   To draw in through the nose smell or scent rid of the charred part of the wick as to snuff a candle
  20.   To snort or sniff
  21.   Powdered tobacco to be inhaled through the nose the burned part of the wick of a candle
  22.   1 To inhale forcibly through the nose 2 Finely powdered tobacco used by inhalation through the nose or applied to the gums 3 Any medicated powder applied by insufflation to the nasal mucous membrane errhine
  23.   To draw in air violently and noisily through the nose to sniff
  24.   To draw into the nose to smell to take off the snuff of as a candle
  25.   Powdered tobacco or other substance for snuffing the charred part of a candlewick
  26.   Powdered tobacco charred end of a candle wick
  27.   To draw in air strongly through the nose
  28.   To smell by snuffing to take off the snuff of as a candle
  29.   To inhale smell sniff take snuff
  30.   An act of snuffing sniff perception by smelling
  31.   Pulverized tobaco to be inhald into the nostrils
  32.   To crop the snuff from
  33.   The charred portion of a wick
  34.   The charred part of a candlewick a candle almost burnt out pulverized tobacco or other substance inhaled by the nose resentment huff expressed by a snuffing of the nose
  35.   To draw in through the nose to scent to smell to take the snuff off
  36.   To snort to inhale the air with violence or with noise to take offence
  37.   To draw in with the breath through the nose to inhale to perceive by the nose to take off the burnt top of a candle to inhale breath audibly to draw up into the nostrils the powder of tobacco leaf to snift in contempt
  38.   That which is inhaled or drawn up through the nostrils the charred end of a wick tobacco leaf reduced to powder for drawing up into the nostrils

Quotes of snuff

  1. Racism tears down your insides so that no matter what you achieve you're not quite up to snuff – Alvin Ailey
  2. To treat a poor wretch with a bottle of Burgundy and fill his snuff -box is like giving a pair of laced ruffles to a man that has never a shirt on his back – Tom Brown
  3. I would rather have a nod from an American than a snuff -box from an emperor – George Byron
  4. Burn not thy fingers to snuff another man's candle – James Howell
  5. He must not laugh at his own wheeze a snuff box has no right to sneeze – Keith Preston

Usage examples for snuff

  1. Then the old gentleman was appeased and offered him a pinch of snuff – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  2. First he weighed out twenty parts of the ore which as we have said resembled snuff – Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines by R.M. Ballantyne
  3. “ Lizanka where is my snuff box – Best Russian Short Stories by Various
  4. He then proposed that as so many young gentlemen and ladies were here assembled they should set an example which would do them infinite honour and probably be followed throughout the kingdom of making a little collection among themselves to buy a piece of plate or a gold snuff box or some other trifle to be presented in their name – The History of Sandford and Merton by Thomas Day
  5. He doesn't matter that a pinch of snuff said Louis ” – La Vendée An Historical Romance by Anthony Trollope
  6. Get him Snuff get him – Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager by Burt L. Standish
  7. Snuff the air Is it not tainted with sulphur – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
  8. You have won her heart with your snuff – The Rough Road by William John Locke
  9. She herself was soothed by the snuff stick that protruded from the space left vacant by the early decay of her two front teeth – A Tar-Heel Baron by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
  10. “ I bade him take snuff and not be any greater fool than nature had made him – Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker by S. Weir Mitchell
  11. “ Sakamata discovered the use of snuff again to be necessary – Witch-Doctors by Charles Beadle
  12. They offered me snuff and Itchuala and then the old chief said Umkunkinglovu ” – The White Chief of the Caffres by A.W. Drayson
  13. Nothing was more amusing than to hear him discourse on snuff taking and describe his adventures with snuff merchants ” – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey
  14. “ I thought I dropped my snuff box sir – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  15. The physician took a pinch of snuff while they were waiting – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins
  16. “ I must have a care I don't get some of that snuff out of his nose – The Politician Out-Witted by Samuel Low
  17. My snuff box in my pocket he said to the old woman waving a hand to where his uniform hung from the tent pole it is for you madame – When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 15, 2009
  18. Of course he will not get tired of me ' sitting up and clasping her hands feverishly together 'and if he does ' with a slight hysterical laugh 'why I shall just die at once go out like the snuff of a candle and there will be an end of me and no great loss either – Doctor Cupid by Rhoda Broughton
  19. “ A boy could not sit down to any quiet work without constant danger of having some one creep up behind him and put the offensive fragment of smoking snuff on his head and neither Barker nor any of his little gang of imitators seemed disposed to give up their low mischief – Eric, or Little by Little by Frederic W. Farrar
  20. Brother Copas took snuff – Brother Copas by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

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