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, 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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