from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To rifle; plunder; kill.
- To eat greedily.
- To shovel with the bill, as a water-fowl seeking for food.
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The next moment a dozen marines were piling down the after hatch to snabble the thieves as they feasted and threw the rock-hard little loaves blithely to any imploring hands or voices.
An 'did squot down to snabble their cheese an' their ceäkes,