- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of snuffle.
“A neglected attack, or series of attacks, of "snuffles," colds in the head, catarrhs, in infants and young children, will set up a slow inflammation of this glandular mass at the back of the nostrils -- a tonsil, by the way -- and start its enlargement.”
“The only things of importance for you to know about it are that it begins, like the other infections, with headache, fever, and usually with "snuffles" or slight sore throat, or an attack of indigestion; and that its germ is probably spread by being sneezed or coughed into the air from the noses and throats of the children who have it, and breathed in by well children.”
“It furnishes one more reason why all children having the "snuffles" and sore throat with fever and headache should be kept away from school and promptly put to bed and kept there until they are better.”
“This cold often shows itself by sneezing and "snuffles" in the nose.”
“Is it worth pointing out that if the Mayans weren't all already dead they would all be currently dying from a severe bout of the snuffles which is no doubt also predicted by ruining corn fields in Wiltshire.”
“Three claps and a decree for silence, Tobin snuffles badger-like in the back.”
“A coyote snuffles through the twisted debris, then dashes after a rodent.”
“And before all the trolls rant on about burly Coppers running home with the snuffles; for some reason, our Support Staff colleagues always have higher sickness rates than we do.”
“On the plus side, it slows down time, emphasises the particularity of each moment, and shows the dramatic power of silence: very touchingly so when the two old men, acknowledging the imminence of death, go to make their wills and sit staring in distressed silence punctuated by spasmodic snuffles.”
“Boehner, on the other hand, went through his news conference barely able to control his tears, raspy voice, and snuffles -- a quintessential traditional girlie-man.”
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