from The Century Dictionary.
- To latch or shut (a door or lid).
- noun The latch or catch of a door or lid.
- noun A piece of land jutting into an adjoining field, or intersecting it.
- To snatch.
- noun A snap; a click.
- A Scotch form of
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Scot. & Prov. Eng. A door latch.
- noun a latchstring.
- noun a latch lifter; a bolt drawer; hence, a sly person; a cozener; a cheat; -- called also
- noun lifting the latch.
- transitive verb Scot. & Prov. Eng. To fasten by a hatch; to latch, as a door.
- transitive verb be silent; shut up; hold your peace.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Northern England, Scotland A
- noun Northern England, Scotland The
- noun A
- verb transitive To
latch, to lock.
- verb transitive To
Sorry, no etymologies found.
'sneck' of 'Brownie's' den and tried to lift it without noise.
In the morning Beatrice was disturbed by the sharp sneck of the hall door.
Cyril Nutkin stepped forward and slipped one key into the dead bolt and a Yale key into the lock, murmured the incantation, "Hope she hasn't dropped the sneck," and turned the keys.
Their kisses just sound leyke the sneck ov a yeat;
Instead, he had carefully jammed the sneck of the study door so it would sit slightly ajar and had stationed himself in the disused alcove down the hall, listening for the steps of the four men as they passed.
"A pot of scalding water and a servant wench at that back-window we came in by would be a good sneck against all that think of coming after us," said John Splendid, stepping into the passage where we had met Mistress
Perhaps I might be able to discern somewhat through the aperture above the pin of the 'sneck.'
Some anglers are partial to the Kirby bend, but perhaps you get better hold of your fish with the sneck bend hooks.
"You are on the right tack," says he, "for I am waiting for his hand on the sneck any time this two hours past," and the dishes were hardly cleared away when the smuggler bent his head to be coming in the door, for in these days there were no locks in the Isle of the Peaks.
I was busy at a cold partridge, and hard at it, when I thought again how curious it was that my father should be a-foot in the house at such time of night and no one else about, he so early a bedder for ordinary and never the last to sneck the outer door.
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