Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To move along, being snugly wrapped up.
- To save penuriously; be miserly or niggardly.
- n. A miser, or a mean sneaking fellow.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To lie snug or quiet.
- n. obsolete A miser; a sneaking fellow.
- Old English, related to snug (Wiktionary)
“Would Conrig even permit his secret snudge to testify, knowing that thereby his anonymity would be lost and his value forfeit?”
“I was at that time sixteen years of age, and had served Prince Heritor Conrig as a fledgling snudge and secret talent for four of them.”
“Review's ill-favoured phiz, we find that the filthy snudge is yet more mischievous and ignorant than these ignorant wretches here, since they”
““I thought they’d help me be a better snudge,” the boy said tiredly.”
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