Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who draws a latch; a latch-lifter; hence, a dishonest fellow; a thief.

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Examples

  • ` ` Sae have not I, '' said Andrew; ` ` Syddall is an auld sneck-drawer; he wadna be looking as white as a sheet, and his knees knocking thegither, unless it were for something mair than he's like to tell us. ''

    Rob Roy

  • "The damned sneck-drawer!" thought Gourlay, enlightened by his hate; "he's sucking Tam Finlay's brains, to steal some idea for himsell!"

    The House with the Green Shutters

  • "Sae have not I," said Andrew; "Syddall is an auld sneck-drawer; he wadna be looking as white as a sheet, and his knees knocking thegither, unless it were for something mair than he's like to tell us."

    Rob Roy — Complete

  • “Sae have not I,” said Andrew; “Syddall is an auld sneck-drawer; he wadna be looking as white as a sheet, and his knees knocking thegither, unless it were for something mair than he’s like to tell us.”

    Rob Roy

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