Snuff dipping
Snuff Snuff, n. 1. The act of snuffing; perception by snuffing; a sniff. [1913 Webster]

2. Pulverized tobacco, etc., prepared to be taken into the nose; also, the amount taken at once. [1913 Webster]

3. Resentment, displeasure, or contempt, expressed by a snuffing of the nose. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

{Snuff dipping}. See {Dipping}, n., 5.

{Snuff taker}, one who uses snuff by inhaling it through the nose.

{To take it in snuff}, to be angry or offended. --Shak.

{Up to snuff}, not likely to be imposed upon; knowing; acute. [Slang] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • snuff-dipping — snuffˈ dipping noun 1. Orig in the USA, the practice of rubbing the teeth and gums with a wet stick dipped in snuff 2. Now, the practice of sucking a pinch or sachet of snuff held between the gum and the inside of the cheek • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Snuff — Snuff, n. 1. The act of snuffing; perception by snuffing; a sniff. [1913 Webster] 2. Pulverized tobacco, etc., prepared to be taken into the nose; also, the amount taken at once. [1913 Webster] 3. Resentment, displeasure, or contempt, expressed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snuff taker — Snuff Snuff, n. 1. The act of snuffing; perception by snuffing; a sniff. [1913 Webster] 2. Pulverized tobacco, etc., prepared to be taken into the nose; also, the amount taken at once. [1913 Webster] 3. Resentment, displeasure, or contempt,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dipping — Dip ping, n. 1. The act or process of immersing. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of inclining downward. [1913 Webster] 3. The act of lifting or moving a liquid with a dipper, ladle, or the like. [1913 Webster] 4. The process of cleaning or brightening… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dipping needle — Dipping Dip ping, n. 1. The act or process of immersing. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of inclining downward. [1913 Webster] 3. The act of lifting or moving a liquid with a dipper, ladle, or the like. [1913 Webster] 4. The process of cleaning or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snuff (disambiguation) — Snuff is fine ground tobacco, intended for use by being sniffed or snorted into the nose.Snuff may also refer to: *Snuff (band), British band *Snuff (country band), Short lived American country music band from the early 1980 s * Snuff (film), a… …   Wikipedia

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  • Snuff — For other uses, see Snuff (disambiguation). Snuff is a product made from ground or pulverised tobacco leaves. It is an example of smokeless tobacco. It originated in the Americas and was in common use in Europe by the 17th century. In recent… …   Wikipedia

  • Dipping — Dip Dip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dipped}or {Dipt} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Dipping}.] [OE. dippen, duppen, AS. dyppan; akin to Dan. dyppe, Sw. doppa, and to AS. d?pan to baptize, OS. d?pian, D. doopen, G. taufen, Sw. d[ o]pa, Goth. daupjan, Lith. dubus …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snuff — snuff1 snuffingly, adv. /snuf/, v.t. 1. to draw in through the nose by inhaling. 2. to perceive by or as by smelling; sniff. 3. to examine by smelling, as an animal does. v.i. 4. to draw air into the nostrils by inhaling, as to smell something;… …   Universalium

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