Snatch
Snatch Snatch, n. 1. A hasty catching or seizing; a grab; a catching at, or attempt to seize, suddenly. [1913 Webster]

2. A short period of vigorous action; as, a snatch at weeding after a shower. --Tusser. [1913 Webster]

They move by fits and snatches. --Bp. Wilkins. [1913 Webster]

3. A small piece, fragment, or quantity; a broken part; a scrap. [1913 Webster]

We have often little snatches of sunshine. --Spectator. [1913 Webster]

Leave me your snatches, and yield me a direct answer. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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