from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To talk saucily.
- n. Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
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"Look here," said the landlady, "I'll tak 'nane o' your snash, so mind that."
How they maun thole a factor's snash; [endure, abuse]
You can say what ye like aboot me -- lies, sneers, snash -- and all.
Notes. -- _wae_, sorrowful; _maun thole_, must endure, must put up with; _factor's snash_, agent's abuse; _poind_, seize upon, sequester; _gear_, property; _hae_, have;
Listen, son, I expect to be able to walk down the street without listening to any snash from you or anyone else.