from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An obsolete spelling of snite, suite.
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But yf he haue slaine an catte or a snyte, 18 willingly or vnwillingly: the people ronneth vpon him vppon heapes, and withoute all ordre of Iustice or lawe, in moste miserable wise torment him to death.
¶ Take a snyte, and reyse his wynges, his legges, and his sholdres, as a plouer; and no sauce but salte.
But yf he haue slaine an catte or a snyte, [Footnote: A snipe, from the Saxon snyta.