SNICK, snik, _v.t._ to cut, snip, nick.--_n._ a small cut: a knot in yarn when too tightly twisted.--_n._ SNICK'ERSNEE, a knife.--SNICK AND SNEE, a fight with knives, also a knife. [Ice. _snikka_, to nick, cut.]
SNICKER, snik'[.e]r, _v.i._ to laugh, to giggle in a half-suppressed way.--_v.t._ to say gigglingly.--_n._ a giggle, a half-smothered laugh.
[Low Ger. _snukken_, to sob, Dut. _snikken_, to gasp; cf. _Neigh_ and Scot.
_nicker_; all imit.]
SNIDE, sn[=i]d, _adj._ (_slang_) sharp, dishonest.--_n._ a sharper, a cheat.
SNIFF, snif, _v.t._ to draw in with the breath through the nose.--_v.i._ to snuff or draw in air sharply through the nose: to snuff.--_n._ perception of smell: a short sharp inhalation, or the sound made by such.--_v.i._ SNIF'FLE, to snuffle.--_n._ SNIF'FLER, a slight breeze.--_adj._ SNIF'FY, inclined to be disdainful.--_vs.i._ SNIFT, to sniff, snivel; SNIFT'ER, to sniff.--_n._ a sniff: (_pl._) stoppage of the nasal passages in catarrh: (_slang_) a dram: (_U.S._) a severe storm.--_n._ SNIFT'ING-VALVE, an air-valve connecting with a steam-cylinder, as in a condensing engine--also _Tail-valve_, _Blow-valve_.--_adj._ SNIFT'Y (_slang_), having a tempting smell. [Scand.; Dan. _snive_, snuff; Ger. _schnieben_.]
SNIG, snig, _v.t._ (_prov._) to cut.
SNIGGER, snig'[.e]r, _v.i._ to laugh in a half-suppressed, broken manner.--_n._ a half-suppressed laugh. [Imit.]
SNIGGLE, snig'l, _v.i._ to fish for eels by thrusting the bait into their hiding-places.--_v.t._ to catch by this means: to ensnare.--_n._ SNIG (_prov._), an eel.
SNIP, snip, _v.t._ to cut off at once with scissors: to cut off the nib of: to cut off: to make signs with, as the fingers:--_pr.p._ snip'ping; _pa.t._ and _pa.p._ snipped.--_n._ a single cut with scissors: a clip or small shred: a share, snack: a tailor.--_ns._ SNIP'PER, one who snips, a tailor; SNIP'PER-SNAP'PER, a little trifling fellow; SNIP'PET, a little piece snipped off.--_adj._ SNIP'PETY, trivial, fragmentary.--_n._ SNIP'PING, a clipping.--_adj._ SNIP'PY, fragmentary: stingy.--_n.pl._ SNIPS, a pair of strong hand-shears for sheet-metal.--_n._ SNIP'-SNAP, tart dialogue with quick replies.--_adj._ (_Shak._) quick, short. [Dut. _snippen_; Ger.
_schnippen_; closely conn. with _snap_.]
SNIPE, sn[=i]p, _n._ the name of a genus (_Gallinago_) and of a family (_Scolopacidae_) of birds, order _Grallae_, having a long straight flexible bill, frequenting marshy places all over Europe: a fool: a simpleton: (_U.S._) a half-smoked cigar picked up on the street: a long bill or account. [Scand., Ice. _snipa_; Dut. _snip_, _snep_, Ger. _schnepfe_.]
SNIPE, sn[=i]p, _v.i._ to pick off stealthily by a long rifle-shot, as from the surrounding hills into a camp, &c.--_n._ SN[=I]P'ING, the foregoing practice.
SNIRT, snirt, _n._ a smothered laugh.--_v.i._ SNIRT'LE, to snicker. [A variant of _snortle_.]
SNITCHER, snich'[.e]r, _n._ (_slang_) an informer: a handcuff.
SNIVEL, sniv'l, _v.i._ to run at the nose: to cry, as a child:--_pr.p._ sniv'elling; _pa.t._ and _pa.p._ sniv'elled.--_n._ snot: cant, an affected tearful state.--_n._ SNIV'ELLER, one prone to snivelling: one who cries for slight causes.--_adjs._ SNIV'ELLING, snotty: weakly tearful; SNIV'ELLY, snotty, whining. [A.S. _snofel_, mucus from the nose; akin to _sniff_, _snuff_.]
SNOB, snob, _n._ a vulgar person, esp. one who apes gentility, a tuft-hunter: a shoemaker: a workman who works for lower wages than his fellows, a rat, one who will not join a strike: a townsman, as opposed to a gownsman, in Cambridge slang.--_n._ SNOB'BERY, the quality of being snobbish.--_adj._ SNOB'BISH.--_adv._ SNOB'BISHLY.--_ns._ SNOB'BISHNESS; SNOB'BISM.--_adj._ SNOB'BY.--_ns._ SNOB'LING, a little snob; SNOBOC'RACY, snobs as a powerful class; SNOBOG'RAPHER; SNOBOG'RAPHY, the description of snobs and snobbery. [Prob. prov. _snap_, a boy, from Ice. _snapr_, a dolt; Sw. dial. _snopp_, a boy.]
SNOD, snod, _adj._ (_Scot._) neat, trim.--_v.t._ to trim, set in order (with up). [Conn. with A.S. _sn['ae]dan_, to cut, prune.]
SNOOD, sn[=oo]d, _n._ the fillet which binds a maiden's hair: the hair-line, gut, &c. by which a fish-hook is fixed to the line.--_adj._ SNOOD'ED, having, or wearing, a snood. [A.S. _snod_; cf. Ice. _snua_, Sw.
_sno_, to twist.]
SNOOK, sn[=oo]k, _v.i._ to lurk, prowl about: to smell out--(_Scot._) SNOUK. [Low Ger. _snoken_, to search for; Ice. _snaka_, to snuff about.]
SNOOK, sn[=oo]k, _n._ one of several fishes--the cobia, a robalo, a garfish, a Cape carangoid fish. [Dut. _snoek_, a pike.]
SNOOKER, sn[=oo]k'[.e]r, _n._ a variety of the game of 'pool.'
SNOOL, sn[=oo]l, _v.i._ (_Scot._) to submit tamely to wrong or oppression.--_n._ one who does so. [Contr. of _snivel_.]
SNOOP, sn[=oo]p, _v.i._ to go about sneakingly. [_Snook_.]
SNOOZE, sn[=oo]z, _v.i._ to doze.--_n._ a nap.--_n._ SNOOZ'ER. [Prob. the same as snore, influenced by sneeze.]
SNOOZE, sn[=oo]z, _v.i._ to doze: to slumber.--_n._ a quiet nap.--_n._ SNOOZ'ER. [Prob. the same as _snore_, influenced by _sneeze_.]
SNORE, sn[=o]r, _v.i._ to breathe roughly and hoarsely in sleep.--_n._ a noisy breathing in sleep.--_ns._ SN[=O]R'ER; SN[=O]'RING, an abnormal and noisy mode of respiration produced by deep inspirations and expirations through the nose and open mouth, the noise being caused by the vibration of the soft palate and uvula. [A.S. _snora_, a snore; allied to _snarl_.]
SNORT, snort, _v.i._ to force the air with violence and noise through the nostrils, as horses: to laugh boisterously.--_v.t._ to express by a snort: to force out, as by a snort.--_ns._ SNORT'ER; SNORT'ING.--_adv._ SNORT'INGLY. [Scand., Dan. _snorke_, to snort; Dut. _snorken_, Ger.
SNOT, snot, _n._ mucus of the nose: a mean fellow.--_v.i._ to blow the nose.--_v.i._ SNOT'TER, to breathe through an obstruction in the nostrils, to sob, cry.--_n._ the wattles of a turkey-cock: (_Scot._) snot.--_n._ SNOT'TERY, snot, filthiness.--_adv._ SNOT'TILY.--_n._ SNOT'TINESS.--_adjs._ SNOT'TY; SNOT'TY-NOSED. [M. E. _snotte_; cf. Dut. _snot_; allied to _snout_.]
SNOTTER, snot'[.e]r, _n._ (_naut._) the lower support of the sprit.
SNOUT, snowt, _n._ the projecting nose of a beast, as of a swine: any similar projecting proboscis, beak, &c.--_v.t._ to furnish with a snout.--_adjs._ SNOUT'ED; SNOUT'Y. [Scand., Sw. _snut_; Ger. _schnauze_, Dut. _snuit_.]
SNOW, sn[=o], _n._ the crystalline form into which the excess of vapour in the atmosphere is condensed when the temperature is below freezing: a snowfall: a winter: (_her._) white argent.--_v.i._ and _v.t._ to fall in snow, to cover with snow.--_n._ SNOW'BALL, a ball made of snow pressed hard together: a shrub bearing a round white flower, the guelder-rose: a round pudding of rice with an apple in the centre, a mass of boiled rice shaped in a cup: white of egg beaten stiff and placed on the surface of a custard.--_v.t._ to throw snowballs at.--_v.i._ to throw snowballs.--_ns._ SNOW'-BER'RY, a bushy, deciduous shrub, bearing white berries; SNOW'-BIRD, a North American bird of the Finch family, the upper parts lead-colour, the lower parts white.--_adj._ SNOW'-BLIND, affected with snow-blindness.--_ns._ SNOW'-BLIND'NESS, amblyopia caused by the reflection of light from snow; SNOW'-BLINK, a peculiar reflection arising from fields of snow, like ice-blink; SNOW'-BOOT, a boot made to protect the feet while walking in snow; SNOW'-BOX, a theatrical apparatus for representing a snowfall; SNOW'-BREAK, a melting of snow; SNOW'-BROTH, snow and water mixed, any very cold liquid; SNOW'-BUNT'ING, SNOW'-FLICK, a bird of the Finch family, Bunting sub-family, abounding in the Arctic regions.--_adjs._ SNOW'-CAPPED, -CAPT, covered with snow; SNOW'-COLD, as cold as snow.--_ns._ SNOW'-DRIFT, a bank of snow drifted together by the wind; SNOW'DROP, a genus of plants of the natural order _Amaryllis_, with bell-shaped flower arising from a spathe, bulbous root, two leaves and one single-flowered leafless stem.--_ns.pl._ SNOW'-EYES, -GOGG'LES, an Eskimo contrivance to prevent snow-blindness.--_n._ SNOW'FALL, a quiet fall of snow: the amount falling in a given time.--_adj._ SNOW'-FED, begun or increased by melted snow, as a stream.--_ns._ SNOW'FIELD, a wide range of snow, esp. where permanent; SNOW'-FINCH, the stone- or mountain-finch; SNOW'FLAKE, a feathery flake of snow: the snow-bunting: a bulbous-rooted garden flower, resembling the snowdrop, but larger; SNOW'-FLY, a perlid insect or kind of stone-fly found leaping on the snow; SNOW'-ICE, ice formed from freezing slush.--_adv._ SNOW'ILY.--_n._ SNOW'INESS.--_adjs._ SNOW'ISH, resembling snow; SNOW'LESS; SNOW'-LIKE; SNOW'-LIMBED, with limbs white as snow.--_ns._ SNOW'LINE, the line upon a mountain that marks the limit of [Illustration]
perpetual snow; SNOW'-OWL, the great white owl of northern regions; SNOW'-PLOUGH, a machine for clearing roads and railways from snow; SNOW'SHOE, a great flat shoe worn to prevent sinking in the snow.--_v.i._ to walk or travel on such.--_ns._ SNOW'-SLIP, a mass of snow which slips down a mountain's side; SNOW'STORM, a storm accompanied with falling snow.--_adj._ SNOW'-WHITE, as white as snow: very white.--_n._ SNOW'-WREATH (_Scot._), a snowdrift.--_adj._ SNOW'Y, abounding or covered with snow: white, like snow: pure. [A.S. _snaw_; Ger. _schnee_, L. _nix_, _nivis_.]
SNOW, sn[=o], _n._ a vessel once much in use, differing only from a brig in having the boom-mainsail traversing on the trysail-mast, instead of hooped to the mainmast. [Dut. _snaauw_, a boat.]
SNUB, snub, _v.t._ to check, to reprimand: to slight intentionally, to rebuff by a cutting remark or retort:--_pr.p._ snub'bing; _pa.t._ and _pa.p._ snubbed.--_n._ an act of snubbing, any deliberate slight.--_adjs._ SNUB, flat and broad, with the end slightly turned up; SNUB'BISH, inclined to snub or check; SNUB'BY, somewhat snub.--_n._ SNUB'-NOSE, a short or flat nose.--_adj._ SNUB'-NOSED.--_ns._ SNUB'-, SNUB'BING-POST, a post round which a rope is wound to check the motion of a horse or boat.--SNUB A CABLE, to check it suddenly in running out. [Scand., Dan. _snibbe_, to reprove, Sw. _snubba_.]
SNUDGE, snuj, _v.i._ (_obs._) to be snug and quiet.
SNUDGE, snuj, _v.i._ to save in a miserly way.--_n._ a mean stingy fellow.
SNUFF, snuf, _v.i._ to draw in air violently and noisily through the nose: to sniff: to smell at anything doubtfully: to take snuff into the nose.--_v.t._ to draw into the nose: to smell, to examine by smelling.--_n._ a powdered preparation of tobacco or other substance for snuffing, a pinch of such: a sniff: resentment, huff.--_ns._ SNUFF'-BOX, a box for snuff; SNUFF'-DIP'PING, the habit of dipping a wetted stick into snuff and rubbing it on the gums; SNUFF'ER, one who snuffs; SNUFF'INESS, state of being snuffy.--_v.i._ SNUF'FLE, to breathe hard through the nose.--_n._ the sound made by such: a nasal twang: cant.--_n._ SNUF'FLER, one who snuffles or speaks through his nose when obstructed.--_n.pl._ SNUF'FLES, nasal catarrh and consequent stoppage of the nose.--_ns._ SNUFF'LING; SNUFF'-MILL, a machine for grinding tobacco into snuff; SNUFF'-MULL, a snuff-box; SNUFF'-SPOON, a spoon for taking snuff from a snuff-box; SNUFF'-T[=A]K'ER, one who snuffs habitually; SNUFF'-T[=A]KING.--_adj._ SNUFF'Y, soiled with, or smelling of, snuff.--TAKE A THING IN SNUFF (_Shak._), to take offence; UP TO SNUFF, knowing, not likely to be taken in. [Dut. _snuffen_, _snuf_; Ger.
_schnaufen_, to snuff.]
SNUFF, snuf, _v.t._ to crop or pinch the snuff from, as a burning candle.--_n._ the charred portion of a candle or lamp-wick: a candle almost burnt out.--_ns.pl._ SNUFF'-DISHES (_B._), dishes for the snuff of the lamps of the tabernacle; SNUFF'ERS, an instrument for taking the snuff off a candle.--SNUFF OUT, to extinguish by snuffing, to end by a sudden stroke.
[M. E. _snuffen_, for _snuppen_--Scand., Sw. dial. _snoppa_, to snip off, Dan. _snubbe_, to nip off.]
SNUG, snug, _adj._ lying close and warm: comfortable: not exposed to view or notice: being in good order: compact: fitting close.--_v.i._ to move so as to lie close.--_v.t._ to make smooth.--_n._ SNUG'GERY, a cosy little room.--_v.i._ SNUG'GLE, to cuddle, nestle.--_v.t._ SNUG'IFY (_Lamb_), to make snug.--_adv._ SNUG'LY.--_n._ SNUG'NESS. [Scand., Ice. _snogg-r_, smooth.]
SNUZZLE, snuz'l, _v.i._ (_prov._) to rub the nose against and snuff.
SNY, sn[=i], _n._ a gentle bend in timber, curving upwards. [Prob. Ice.
_snua_, to turn.]
SO, s[=o], _adv._ in this manner or degree: thus: for like reason: in such manner or degree: in a high degree: as has been stated: on this account: an abbrev. for Is it so? be it so.--_conj._ provided that: in case that.--_interj._ stand as you are! steady! stop! by way of command.--_adj._ SO'-CALLED, generally styled thus--usually implying doubt.--SO AND SO, an undetermined or imaginary person; SO AS, in such a manner as, with such a purpose as: if only, on condition that; SO FAR, to that extent, degree, or point; SO FORTH, denoting more of the same or a like kind; SO MUCH, as much as is implied or mentioned: such an amount not determined or stated; SO MUCH AS, to whatever extent; SO ON, so forth; SO SO, only thus, only tolerably; SO THAT, with the purpose that: with the result that: if only; SO THEN, thus then it is, therefore; SO TO SAY, or SPEAK, to use that expression.--OR SO, or thereabouts; QUITE SO, just as you have said, exactly. [A.S. _swa_; Ice. _sva_, Goth. _swa_, Ger. _so_.]
SOAK, s[=o]k, _v.t._ to steep in a fluid: to wet thoroughly: to drench: to draw in by the pores.--_v.i._ to be steeped in a liquid: to enter into pores: to drink to excess, to guzzle.--_n._ process or act of soaking: a hard drinker, a carouse.--_ns._ SOAK'AGE, act of soaking: the amount soaked in; SOAK'ER, a habitual drunkard.--_p.adj._ SOAK'ING, that wets thoroughly: drenching, as rain.--_adv._ SOAK'INGLY.--_adj._ SOAK'Y, steeped, wet. [A.S.
_sucan_, to suck, pa.t. _seac_, pa.p. _socen_.]
SOAP, s[=o]p, _n._ a compound of oils or fats with soda (_hard soaps_) or potash (_soft soaps_), used in washing: (_slang_) soft words, flattery: (_U.S. slang_) money used for bribery and other secret political purposes.--_v.t._ to rub or wash with soap: to flatter.--_ns._ SOAP'-BALL, soap made into a ball, often with starch, as an emollient; SOAP'BERRY, the fruit of several species of trees belonging to the genus _Sapindus_, containing a pulp useful as a substitute for soap in washing; SOAP'-BOIL'ER, one whose occupation is to make soap; SOAP'-BOIL'ING, the occupation of making soap; SOAP'-BUB'BLE, a bubble made from soap-suds by blowing through a pipe; SOAP'INESS; SOAP'-LOCK, a lock of hair brushed apart from the rest: a rowdy; SOAP'-PAN, a large tank for boiling the ingredients in soap-making; SOAP'-PLANT, a plant the bulb of which makes a thick lather when rubbed on clothes, and is used as soap; SOAP'-STONE, a soft kind of magnesian rock having a soapy feel, also called Steatite; SOAP'-SUDS (s. and _pl._), soapy water, esp. when worked into a foam; SOAP'-TEST, a test for determining the degree of hardness of water; SOAP'-WORKS, a place where soap is made; SOAP'WORT, a genus of plants, some of the species of which have very beautiful flowers, and the root and leaves of which contain saponin, and hence are sometimes used in washing.--_adj._ SOAP'Y, like soap: having the qualities of soap: covered with soap: flattering, or pertaining to flattery. [A.S. _sape_; Dut.
_zeep_, Ger. _seife_.]
SOAR, s[=o]r, _v.i._ to mount into the air: to fly aloft: to rise to a height, also mentally or morally.--_n._ act of soaring: the height reached in soaring.--_adjs._ SOAR'ANT (_her._), flying aloft; SOAR'ING.--_adv._ SOAR'INGLY, having an upward direction. [O. Fr. _essorer_, to expose to air--L. _ex_, out of, aura, air.]
SOB, sob, _v.i._ to sigh in a convulsive manner, with tears: to weep with convulsive catchings of the breath, due to contractions of the diaphragm, accompanied by a closure of the glottis, preventing the entrance of air into the lungs.--_v.t._ to utter with sobs:--_pr.p._ sob'bing; _pa.t._ and _pa.p._ sobbed.--_n._ a short, convulsive sigh, any similar sound.--_n._ SOB'BING.--_adv._ SOB'BINGLY. [Conn. with A.S. _seofian_, to sigh; Ger.