Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cool or yellowish brown, generally of a dark shade.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. dark yellowish brown

Etymologies

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Examples

  • You perhaps set down in your mental memorandum, under the head of Appearances, not to be deceived by plain bluntness and snuff-color.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 5, May, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • Possibly you forget that trip in the cars, when you 'cutely passed by the swell in flashy waistcoat and galvanized jewelry, and took a seat by a' plain blunt man 'in snuff-color; and after he had left the cars at the first station, and the conductor came to you and demanded,' Your ticket, sir! 'you probably forgot how in fumbling for it in your pocket, you found it, but _not_ your porte-monnaie.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 5, May, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • I do not know why the elevator-boy prefers a suit of snuff-color; but I know that he will salute us as we step out of his elevator for the last time as unfalteringly as if we had just arrived at the beginning of the summer.

    Last Days in a Dutch Hotel (from Literature and Life)

  • The individual in faded snuff-color was certainly hungry, and he seemed to enjoy his supper.

    Rudder Grange

  • Once he rejoiced in snuff-color, but latterly his costume was inveterately black -- with gaiters which seemed longing for something more substantial to close in.

    Charles Lamb

  • His countenance was of a dark snuff-color, and he had a long hooked nose, pea eyes, a wide mouth, and an excellent set of teeth, which latter he seemed anxious of displaying, as he was grinning from ear to ear.

    The Works of Edgar Allan Poe — Volume 4

  • “If the Herrnhuthers were right in their notions, the world would have been laid out in squares and angles and right lines, and everything would have been white and black and snuff-color, as they have been clipped by these merciless retrenchers of beauty and enjoyment.

    Washington Irving

  • Once he rejoiced in snuff-color, but latterly his costume was inveterately black ” with gaiters which seemed longing for something more substantial to close in.

    Charles Lamb

  • "If the Herrnhuthers were right in their notions, the world would have been laid out in squares and angles and right lines, and everything would have been white and black and snuff-color, as they have been clipped by these merciless retrenchers of beauty and enjoyment.

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

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