from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Snuff.
- To snuff; use as snuff.
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They made a humming like so many hornets in a country chimney, not with their talking, but with their whispering over their new Minuets and Bories, with the hands in their pockets, if only freed from their snush-box.
The clashing of their snush-box lids, in opening and shutting, made more noise than their tongues.
-- Then, Signiors, it keeps you in confidence, and Countenance; and whilst you gravely seem to take a snush, you gain time to answer to the purpose, and in a politick Posture -- as thus -- to any intricate Question.
Breath, Mustachoes stuft with villainous snush, Tobacco, and hollow
Ghost would not appear in’t at the latter Day? then the compound of nasty Smells about him, stinking Breath, Mustachoes stuft with villainous snush, Tobacco, and hollow Teeth: thus prepar’d for Delight, you meet in Bed, where you may lie and sigh whole