from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like a snipe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling a snipe; snipe-like; scolopacine; having a long pointed nose like a snipe's bill.


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  • OK, not to be snipy or whiny, I'm going to start keeping track of the number of hours (or days) it takes Greg and Eric to post an Obama super-delegate endorsement vs. a Clinton super endorsement.

    Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO) Endorses Clinton

  • But I will not tolerate a bunch of snipy nastiness — I have not had nearly enough sleep for it, and my exhaustion is like to make me snappish any moment now.

    Firedoglake » Time to Take Off the Glasses

  • He is strongly but not clumsily built, short-coupled, with none of the snipy speedy range of the valley animal.

    The Mountains

  • The dark muzzle is just moderately full as opposed to snipy.


  • On the sides it tapers gradually and smoothly from the ears to the end of the black nose, without being flared out in backskull (cheeky) or pinched in muzzle (snipy).


  • Faults Muzzle either too snipy or too coarse; muzzle too short or too long.


  • Defects -- A very flat skull, narrow across the top; excess of dome, eyes small, sharp and terrierlike, or prominent and protruding; muzzle long, snipy or cut away decidedly below the eyes, or very short.


  • "colleagues criticize so and so" hit piece or just snipy gossip piece.

    Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Monday

  • 8. The reporters all want Obama to make the sort of inaccurate, snide, snipy comments that the Clintons are now firing off daily.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • snipy: Cinton and his cohort Hillary narrowly escaped jail time in

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