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  • n. One who snorts.
  • n. something that is extraordinary or remarkable
  • n. something that is extremely difficult

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who snorts.
  • n. The wheather; -- so called from its cry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who snores loudly.
  • n. One who or that which snorts, as under excitement.
  • n. Something fierce or furious, especially a gale; something large of its kind.
  • n. The wheatear or stonechat, Saxicola ænanthe. See cut under stonechat.
  • n. Nautical, same as snotter.
  • n. A motor-car driven by an internal-combustion engine, the high-pressure exhaust of which is so incompletely muffled as to emit a snorting noise.
  • n. Something unusually good.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. something outstandingly difficult
  • n. something that is extraordinary or remarkable or prominent
  • n. someone who expresses contempt or indignation by uttering a snorting sound


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  • Great for flusing birds, the Super-snorter is so fast you don't have to lead.

    The Great Overbore Conundrum

  • He had a conception of a malicious God, and believed in his secret soul that if God knew it was a desirable wind, God would promptly efface it and send a snorter from the west.

    Make Westing

  • God knew it was a desirable wind God would promptly efface it and send a snorter from the west.

    Make Westing

  • Arsenal play Blackburn at home on Saturday, and while Fat Sam's men are feisty to say the least, backing Eduardo to come up with another snorter could be a very wise move.

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  • Leeds' Robert Snodgrass has let fly with what can only accurately be described as a 'snorter'

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  • I saw The Piano a third time to justify my loathing of it.32nd over: England 120-4 Bopara 43, Prior 3 Five singles from Tahir's over, which ends with a snorter that bursts past Bopara's outside edge.

    England v South Africa - live! | Rob Smyth

  • But I used to think I was a regular rip-snorter when I was a youngster up in Eastern Oregon, sneaking away from camp to ride with the cattle and break cayuses and that sort of thing.

    Chapter XII

  • If it failed. and the snorter came from anywhere between southwest and north, back the Mary Rogers would be hurled and be no better off than she had been seven weeks before.


  • You got me now, but that hunch is a rip-snorter persuadin 'sort of a critter, and it's my plain duty to ride it.

    Chapter 2

  • And, in the case of Curtly Ambrose's snorter to dismiss Allan Border for 1, comically emphatic.

    Australia v England - live! | Rob Smyth


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