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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.
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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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