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  • n. a door latch

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A door latch, or sneck.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as sneck.

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  • "A piece of verse on the bottom of a page in the newspaper was ringed with red crayon. In the margin, written in black ink, were the words, 'A cricket is a stool but a fool wrote this. And the nobility, where is that?' The verse was headed, 'A Receipt to Cure a Love Fit'.

    Tie one end of a rope fast over a beam,

    And make a slip-noose at the other extreme;

    Then just underneath let a cricket be set,

    On which the lover must manfully get;

    Then over his head let the snecket be got,

    And under one ear be well settled the knot.

    The cricket kicked down, let him take a fair swing,

    And leave all the rest of the work to the string."

    --The Winner of Sorrow by Brian Lynch, pp 43-44

    July 12, 2009