American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who uses snuff.
- n. A candlesnuffer.
- n. One who snuffs out candles.
- n. An instrument resembling a pair of shears that is used for cutting the snuff from or for extinguishing candles.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who snuffs.
- n. A snuffing-pig or porpoise.
- n. plural An instrument for cropping the snuff of a candle, usually fitted with a close box to receive the burnt snuff and retain the smoke and smell. Also called pair of snuffers.
- n. Same as snuff-dish, 2.
- n. A device made to extinguish (snuff out) a candle (candlesnuffer).
- n. A person who uses snuff.
- n. The common porpoise.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who snuffs.
- n. (Zoöl.) The common porpoise.
- n. a cone-shaped implement with a handle; for extinguishing candles
- n. a person who uses snuff
- n. a person who snuffs out candles
- snuff + -er (Wiktionary)
“There they prove that we are coals enclosed on all sides under a vast snuffer, which is the sky.”
“The need of some convenient tray or receptacle for the snuffers, not always over-clean when they had been used a few times, was met at first by what are known as snuffer stands made of wrought metal, and often very ornamental.”
“Mike Sudal/The Wall Street Journal Disposable long-reach butane lighters • Disposable long-reach butane lighters—perfect for candles and fireplaces—and a long-handled brass candle snuffer to extinguish flames.”
“Their consumption was limited, though: their candlesticks and candle snuffer were copper, not silver.”
“The moxa stick with its tinfoil snuffer sat in a puddle of water, the smell of wet ash in the room.”
“Folding the tinfoil into a long rectangle, he rolled the stick of moxa inside it to make a “snuffer.””
“Coincidentally, most of the scenes used in Carol's marketing are from this last group, like when Scrooge zooms across England with the Ghost of Christmas Past, rockets into the sky on a giant candle snuffer, or snowboards on an icicle.”
“It was eerie inside the now-empty church; only a cleric remained, extinguishing the candles with a long silver snuffer.”
“Ebenezer Scrooge extinguishes the Ghost of Christmas Past with his snuffer and was shot up like a firework.”
“He had watched someone putting out a candle with a candle snuffer and what he did, was create an enormous version of it, to put out the fires.”
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