from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In coal-mining, a haulage-clip.
  • noun Same as schnapps.

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  • noun Plural form of snap.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of snap.


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  • These "trick noisemakers" have many different names, but they're all the same thing. Each of these pea-sized devices contains a few grains of sand that have been coated with a tiny amount of impact-sensitive silver fulminate (AgONC), all twisted together in a piece of tissue paper. When thrown on a hard surface (or squished between the fingers), the friction of the sand against the silver fulminate causes the latter to ignite with a quick, loud "pop".

    February 18, 2008