Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To sniff; snuff; sniffle; snivel.
- To pass the breath through the nose in a petulant manner.
- To snuff, as a candle.
- n. Slight snow or sleet.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To snort.
- v. To sniff; to snuff; to smell.
- n. Prov. Eng. A moment.
- n. Prov. Eng. Slight snow; sleet.
“I would sooner snift thy farthing candle than sustain that nasal cadence ever more. ”
“He shall neither strike, or pinch, or tickle — or bite, or cut his nails, or hawk, or spit, or snift, or drum with his feet or fingers in company; — nor (according to Erasmus) shall he speak to any one in making water, — nor shall he point to carrion or excrement. —”
“Deed an 'I wasn't goin' t 'let yo' hab so much as a snift at it,”
“I mean to say, when they snift they snift, and when they snuffle they -- as it were -- snuffle.”
“Jest then I heerd a snift, like the coughin 'o' a glandered hoss; an 'turnin' suddintly round, I spied the biggest bar it hed ever been my luck to set eyes on.”
“So then you look'd scornful, and snift at the Dean,”
“KB… him snift da klaw-furni an’ den went strayt foar da kowch.”
“It appeareth to me that even to praise one's self, although it be shameful, is less shameful than to throw a burning coal into the incense-box that another doth hold to waft before us, and then to snift and simper over it, with maidenly, wishful coyness, as if forsooth one had no hand in setting it asmoke. ”
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Candles, candle-making; photometry, and a couple of oily fish used as light sources.
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