Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Snuff; also, a pinch of snuff.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • "He will na hearken aboot ta stanes, laddie," whispered the old man mysteriously; "but sneeshing, laddie, sneeshing?"

    Three Boys or the Chiefs of the Clan Mackhai

  • "Nae sneeshing!" muttered the old man, looking round; "she has nae sneeshing!"

    Three Boys or the Chiefs of the Clan Mackhai

  • I could take my aith to that sneeshing-mull amang a thousand --- I carried it for mony a year, till I niffered it for this tin ane wi 'auld George Glen, the dammer and sinker, when he took a fancy till't doun at Glen-Withershins yonder.' '

    The Antiquary

  • By the Regiam, Fairford -- Daddie Fairford -- lend us twal pennies to buy sneeshing, mine is done -- Macer, call another cause. '

    Redgauntlet

  • Captain Redgimlet now? he was a wild chap, like yoursell, though they arena sae keen after you poor bodies for these some years bygane; the heading and hanging is weel ower now — awful job — awful job — will ye try my sneeshing?’

    Redgauntlet

  • “Nae doubt, nae doubt,” answered Robin, with great composure; “and you are a set of very pretty judges, for whose prains or pehaviour I wad not gie a pinch of sneeshing.

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • Fairford — lend us twal pennies to buy sneeshing, mine is done — Macer, call another cause.’

    Redgauntlet

  • ‘Aweel, aweel,’ said Peter Peebles, totally unabashed by the repulse, ‘e’en as ye like, a wilful man maun hae his way; but,’ he added, stooping down and endeavouring to gather the spilled snuff from the polished floor, ‘I canna afford to lose my sneeshing for a’ that ye are gumple-foisted wi’ me.’

    Redgauntlet

  • Redgimlet used to breed in my house, and the girded cask of brandy that ye drank and ne'er thought of paying for it (not that I minded it muckle in thae days, though I have felt a lack of it sin syne), why I will waste an hour on ye at ony time. -- and where is Captain Redgimlet now? he was a wild chap, like yoursell, though they arena sae keen after you poor bodies for these some years bygane; the heading and hanging is weel ower now -- awful job -- awful job -- will ye try my sneeshing? '

    Redgauntlet

  • 'e'en as ye like, a wilful man maun hae his way; but,' he added, stooping down and endeavouring to gather the spilled snuff from the polished floor, 'I canna afford to lose my sneeshing for a' that ye are gumple-foisted wi 'me.'

    Redgauntlet

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