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, 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.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • snuff-taker — snuffˈ taker noun • • • Main Entry: ↑snuff …   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 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To take it in snuff — 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

  • Up to snuff — 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

  • Thief taker — Thief Thief (th[=e]f), n.; pl. {Thieves} (th[=e]vz). [OE. thef, theef, AS. [thorn]e[ o]f; akin to OFries. thiaf, OS. theof, thiof, D. dief, G. dieb, OHG. diob, Icel. [thorn]j[=o]fr, Sw. tjuf, Dan. tyv, Goth. [thorn]iufs, [thorn]iubs, and perhaps… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • List of characters in the Moomin series — Some of the many Moomin characters. From left to right, Sniff, Snufkin, Moominpappa, Moominmamma, Moomintroll (Moomin), Mymble, Groke, Snork Maiden and Hattifatteners A large number of characters are found in the Moomin series by Tove Jansson.… …   Wikipedia

  • Beer Street and Gin Lane — are two prints issued in 1751 by English artist William Hogarth in support of what would become the Gin Act. Designed to be viewed alongside each other, they depict the evils of the consumption of gin as a contrast to the merits of drinking beer …   Wikipedia

  • Keep the Aspidistra Flying —   …   Wikipedia

  • Toby-Jug — mit Dreispitz und Bierkrug Toby Jug (deutsch Toby Krug) ist die Bezeichnung von salzglasierten Keramikkrügen, die vorzugsweise im angelsächsischen Kulturkreis anzutreffen sind. Wahrscheinlich wurde der Toby Jug erstmals während den 1760er Jahren… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”