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  • v. bite off with a quick bite


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  • Sometimes now, you'll see her make a snap at father as if she was going to bite, and then look under his arm to see if the stick is there.

    Beautiful Joe: An Autobiography

  • Nora wondered with a shivery frisson that led her to close the door with a slight snap at his departing heels.

    Mistress For A Weekend

  • One especially large bird, bigger than Yllin’s head, landed atop her neck, and flew away again before she could snap at it.

    Promise of the Wolves

  • "Well," she said, "I'm afraid that Joe will 'wallop' you some day if you worry him about his food, for even a gentle dog will sometimes snap at any one who disturbs him at his meals; so you had better not try his patience too far."

    Beautiful Joe: An Autobiography

  • But Mimi's first act after we got her home was to snap at me when I awoke her from a nap.

    Mimi, Irascible to the End

  • Voracia appeared in a string bikini whose strings threatened to snap at any moment.

    Zombie Lover

  • He was in a peckish humour, and instantly the tufts on his shoulders, the long feathers on the neck, and the rudimentary crest were angrily erected, and he made a peevish snap at her.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • Inside the stable, others more fortunate stood in stalls, but they were such horses as will snap at you when you pass by them, and Inman turned and watched as a claybank mare bit a collop of flesh as big as a walnut out of the upper arm of one of the old market-bound men passing through the hall on the way to his room.

    Cold Mountain


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