Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of snuffer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. An instrument for cropping and holding the snuff of a candle.

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

  • n. scissors for cropping and holding the snuff of a candlewick

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Examples

  • She is either a very prodigal woman, or richer than she would be thought, by her buying of the best things, and laying out much money in new-fashioned pewter; and, among other things, a new-fashioned case for a pair of snuffers, which is very pretty; but I could never have guessed what it was for, had I not seen the snuffers in it.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys, January 1667/68

  • She had heard before of the cocaine "snuffers" who took a little of the deadly powder, placed it on the back of the hand, and inhaled it up the nose with a quick intake of breath.

    Constance Dunlap

  • -- I sadly fear these stout old Greeks, having power for the nonce, would, throwing philosophy to the dogs in a moment of paroxysmal indignation, despite physiognomies trained to resemble their own, have these fellows casked up in tubs without lanterns, but with the appropriate "snuffers," fit emblems of their faiths, and dropped far outside Sandy Hook.

    Percy Bysshe Shelley as a Philosopher and Reformer

  • With the recurve, I bust out big cut on contact heads like snuffers or any of the various 2 bladed heads with the little bleeder blades.

    Broadheads

  • Along with porcelain teapots and copper candle snuffers, the inventories locate Indian Ocean slaves in frontier households, while collateral sources indicate the presence of Khoisan inboekselinge.

    Belongings: Property, Family, and Identity in Colonial South Africa

  • Subtle and always fearful of public exposure, this group was described by Laurens as “prompters and actors, accommodators, Candle snuffers, Shifters of scenes, and mutes.”

    Robert Morris

  • All three were wearing hoods over their heads, ghastly white conical things like gigantic candle-snuffers with eye-holes and blank gaping mouths.

    THE NUMBERS

  • Hand painted pictures and candle snuffers were among a haul of antiques stolen from a Northamptonshire house.

    Antique Chess Table and Set Stolen

  • Mr. Weevle moodily pushes the snuffers – tray from him with his elbow, leans his head on his hand, puts his feet on the fender, and looks at the fire.

    Bleak House

  • Then I went on, thinking, thinking, thinking; and the fire went on, burning, burning, burning; and the candles went on flickering and guttering, and there were no snuffers — until the young gentleman by and by brought a very dirty pair — for two hours.

    Bleak House

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