Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mill or machine for grinding tobacco into the powder known as snuff.
  • n. Same as snuff-box, 2. Also snuff-mull.

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Examples

  • The old Scottish snuff-mill, which consisted of a small box-like receptacle into which fitted a conical-shaped projection with a short, strong handle was a more substantial affair than the rasp used by the

    Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce

  • The more modern snuff-mill is similar in shape, but is used to hold the snuff after being ground, rather than for reducing the leaves to a powder.

    Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce

  • The younger brother, John, attended to the shop, while the subject of our notice resided at Spylaw, where he superintended the snuff-mill.

    Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce

  • John, and by the exercise of steady industry and frugality, he was enabled to purchase Spylaw, a small estate in the parish of Colinton, about four miles from Edinburgh, where he erected a snuff-mill on the banks of the Water of Leith,

    Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce

  • Then there was a long climb to the heights above the Hot Wells, and at last, on the vantage ground where the old snuff-mill stood, now the well-known observatory, the two sat down on a boulder of limestone to rest.

    Bristol Bells A Story of the Eighteenth Century

  • "He must have gone down towards the snuff-mill," said Gilbert, and was about to change his course.

    The Story of Kennett

  • The river is there dammed back for the service of the flour-mill just below, so that it lies deep and darkling, and the sand slopes into brown obscurity with a glint of gold; and it has but newly been recruited by the borrowings of the snuff-mill just above, and these, tumbling merrily in, shake the pool to its black heart, fill it with drowsy eddies, and set the curded froth of many other mills solemnly steering to and fro upon the surface.

    Memories and Portraits

  • "Although snuff is still extensively consumed in this country (Great Britain), the mode of its manufacture is very little known to those who use it; and there are very few persons of even the most inquisitive turn of mind who can say they have ever penetrated into the mysterious precincts of a snuff-mill.

    Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce

  • "These indications, however singular as proceeding from such a personage, seem to have been _apropos_ to the matter," said the Antiquary; "for you see the case, which includes these coins, has all the appearance of being an old-fashioned Scottish snuff-mill.

    The Antiquary — Volume 02

  • “These indications, however singular as proceeding from such a personage, seem to have been apropos to the matter,” said the Antiquary; “for you see the case, which includes these coins, has all the appearance of being an old-fashioned Scottish snuff-mill.

    The Antiquary

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