Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That which is snipped off; a clipping.

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  • verb Present participle of snip.

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  • noun a small piece of anything (especially a piece that has been snipped off)

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Examples

  • He also knew that in snipping away even a small piece of malignant tissue they might endanger Frau H. by accidentally disseminating tumor cells and promoting the spread of what had already proved itself to be a highly malignant cancer.

    Vaccinating Against Cancer

  • In response to a recent article over at Business Week, "Snipping Credit lines for Small Businesses", which discusses how JPMorgan Chase and others are slashing small-business lending in an effort to shore up their balance sheets, I must, unfortunately, question the use of the word 'snipping'-which, to me, sounds like a tiny trim.

    dispatches from TJICistan

  • In response to a recent article over at Business Week, "Snipping Credit lines for Small Businesses", which discusses how JPMorgan Chase and others are slashing small-business lending in an effort to shore up their balance sheets, I must, unfortunately, question the use of the word 'snipping'-which, to me, sounds like a tiny trim.

    dispatches from TJICistan

  • I've wanted to make a garden box for ages and love the idea of snipping herbs right out of my garden.

    Gardening

  • Katie, love the idea of snipping the basil with scissors.

    Basil and Parmesan Rice with Pine Nuts

  • Gosnell referred to it as "snipping," prosecutors said.

    Abortion Doctor Charged With 8 Counts Of Murder

  • Snipi, which became available as a free download from Snipi. com on Monday, helps you organize your online-shopping results by gathering, or "snipping," product information from Web pages and saving the information to lists.

    Organizing Your Online Shopping

  • All the time we had been together, I don’t recall snipping at her.

    2008 March 27 « Exile on Ninth Street

  • All the time we had been together, I don’t recall snipping at her.

    The Content of My Life Has No Appendix (Part 2) « Exile on Ninth Street

  • All the time we had been together, I don’t recall snipping at her.

    2008 March « Exile on Ninth Street

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