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I have not been sneering fulsome lies, and nau his sash, and cut him from the ear towards the seous flattery, at a little tawdry whore. Congr. mouth.
Wisemon. 4. To show awkward mith.
To SNICKER or Snigger. v. n. To laugh I had no power over one muscle in their faces,
slily, wantonly, or contemptuously; to though they sneered at every word spoken by laugh in one's sleeve.
Dict. each other.
Tatler. To SNIFF. v. n. [sniffa, Swedish.] To SNEER. 1. s. (from the verb.]
draw breath audibly up the nose. 1. A look of contemptuous ridicule.
So then you look'd scornful, and snift at the Did not the sheer of more impartial men
dean, At sense and virtue, balance all agen? Pope. As who should say, Now am I skinny and lean? 2. An expression of ludicrous scorn.
Swift. Socrates or Cæsar might have a fool's coat
TO SNI'GGLE. v. n. clapt upon them, and in this disguise neither the Sniggling is thus performed: in a warm day, wisdom of the one nor the majesty of the other when the water is lowest, take a strong small could secure them from a snecr. Watts. hook, tied to a string about a yard long; and
then into one of the holes, where an eеl may SNE'ERER, n. s. [from sneer.] He that
hide herself, with the help of a short stick put in sneers or shows contempt.
your bait leisurely, and as far as you may conTo SNEEZE. v.n.[niesan, Saxon; niesen, veniently: if within the sight of it, the eel will Dutch.] To emit wind audibly by the
bite instantly, and as certainly gorge it: pull him out by degrees.
Walian. If one be about to sneeze, rubbing the eyes till To SNIP. v. a. (snippen, Dutch.] To cut tears ran will prevent it; for that the humour at once with scissors. descending to the nostrils is diverted to the eyes. The sinus should be laid open, which was snipt :
Bacon. up about two inches with a pair of probe-scissars, If the pain be more intense and deeper with and the incised lips dressed.
Wiseman, in, amongst the membranes, there will be an When tradesmen brought extravagant bills, sir itching in the palate and nostrils, with frequent Roger used to bargain to cut off a quarter of a sneezing
Wiseman, yard: he wore a pair of scissars for this purpose, To thee Cupid sneez'd aloud;
and would snip it off nicely.
Arbutbrot. And every lucky omen sent before,
Putting one blade of the scissars up the gut, To meet thee landing on the Spartan shore. and the other up the wound, saip the whole Dryden. length of the fistula.
Sbarp. If any thing oppress the head, it hath a power
SNIP. n. s. (from the verb.] to free itself by sneezing.
Ray. Violent sneezing produceth convulsions in all
1. A single cut with scissors.
What! this a sleeve? the muscles of respiration: so great an alteration can be produced only by the tickling of a
Here's snip and nip, and cut, and slish, and slash, feather; and if the action of sner zing should be
Like to a censor in a barber's shop. Sbakspeare.
The ulcer would not cure farther than it was continued by some very acrid substance, it will produce headach, universal convulsions, fever,
laid open; therefore with one snip more I laid and death.
Wiseman. An officer put the sharp end of his half-pike a
2. A small shred. good way up into my nostril, which tickled my Those we keep within compass by small snips nose like a straw, and make me sneeze violently. of emplast, hoping to defend the parts about; Swift. but, in spite of all, they will spread farther.
Wiseman, SNEEZE. n. s. [from the verb.) Emission
3. A share; a snack. A low word. of wind audibly by the nose.
He found his friend upon the mending hand, I heard the rack,
which he was glad to hear, because of the snip As earth and sky would mingle; but
that he himself expected upon the dividend. These flaws, though mortals fear them,
L'Estrange. As dangerous to the pillar'd frame of heav'n,
SNITE, n. s. (sneppe, German; snitt,
Sax. ysnit, Welsh.]
1. A small fen fowl with a long bill. We read in Godignus, that upon a snecze of
The external evident causes of the atra bilis the emperor of Monomotapa, there passed ac
are a high fermenting diet; as old cheese, birds clamations successively through the city. Broovn. feeding in fens, as geese, ducks, woodcocks, snipes,
Floger. SNE'EZE WORT. n. s. [ptarmica, Latin.] 2. A fool; a blockhead. A plant.
Thus do I ever make my fool my purse; SNET. n. s. [among hunters.] The fat of For I mine own gain'd knowledge should profane, a deer.
If I should time expend with such a snipe, SNEW. The old preterit of To snow. Dict.
But for my sport and profit. Shakspearea To SNIB. v. a. [snibbe, Danish. See SNIPPER. n. s. [from snip.] One that SNEAP.] To check ; to nip ; to repri
SNIPPET. n. s. [from snip.] A small Asked for their pass by every squib,
part ; a share. That list at will them to revile or snib.
Witches simpling, and on gibbets
Hubberd's Tale. Cutting from malefactors snippets; SNICK and snee. 1. s.
A combat with Or from the pill'ry tips of ears. Hudibres. knives.
SNI'PSNAP, n. s. (a cant word formed by Among the Dunkirkers, where snick and snee reduplication of snap.] Tart dialogue, was in fashion, a boatswain, with some of our with quick replies. men drinking together, became quarrelsome: Dennis and dissonance, and captious art, one of our men beac him down; then kneeling And snipsnap short, and interruption sınart, upon his breast, he drew out a knite, sticking in
SNITE. n. S. [rnita, Saxori.] A snipe: SNO'TTÝ. adj. [from snot.] Full of snot.
This is perhaps the true name; but snipe This squire South my husband took in a dirty prevails.
Arbutiner. Of tame birds Cornwall hath doves, geese, and
SNOUT. n. s. (snuyt, Dutch. ] ducks: of wild, quail, rail, snite, and wood-dove. 1. The nose of a beast.
Carew. His nose in the air, his snout in the skies. TO SNITE, v. a. [rnytan, Saxon.) To
Tusser, blow the nose.
In shape a beagle's whelp throughout,
With broader forehead, and a sharper snout.
Dryden, or to sneeze; in both which the passage of the treath through the mouth, being intercepted by
2. The nose of a man, in contempt. the tongue, is forced to go through the nose.
Her subtle shout
Gretu. Did quickly wind his meaning out. Hudibras. SNIVEL. n. s. (snavel, snevel, German.]
But when the date of Nock was out, Snot; the running of the nose.
Of dropt the sympathetick snout. Hudibras. To SNI'VEL, V. n. [from the noun.]
What Æthiop lips he has,
How foul a snout, and what a hanging face! 1. To run at the nose.
Dry.leria 2. To cry as children.
Charm’d with his eyes, and chin, and snout, Funeral tears are hired out as mourning cloaks; Her pocket-glass drew slily out;. and whether we go to our graves snivelling or And grew enamour'd with her phiz, singing, 't is all mere form. L'Estrange. As just the counterpart of his. Swift,
Away goes he snivelling and yelping, that he 3. The nosel or end of any hollow pipe. had dropt his axe into the water. L'Estrange. Sno'uten. adj. [from snout.] Having a , SNIVELLER. n. s. [from snivel.] A snout. weeper; a weak lamenter.
Their dogs snouted like foxes, but deprived of He'd more lament when I was dead,
that property which the logicians call proprium Than all the snivellers round my bed. Swift. quarto modo, for they could not bark. Heylir, TO SNORE. v. n. (snorcken, Dutch.] To
Snouted and tailed like a boar, and footed like a goat.
Grew. breathe hard through the nose, as men SNOW. n. so
[rnap, Sax. snee, Dutch.] I did unreverently blame the gods,
The small particles of water frozen beWho wake for thee, though thou snore for thy
fore they unite into drops. Locke. self.
Drought and heat consume snow waters. Job. Whose railing heroes, and whose wounded
He gives the winter's snow her airy birth, gods,
And bids her virgin fleeces clothe the earth. Make some suspect he snores as well as nods.
Soft as the fleeces of descending snows. Pipes He may lie in his shades, and snore on to
To Snow. v. n. [rnapan, Sax. sneeuwen, doomsday for me ; unless I see farther reason of Dutch.]
To fall in snow. disturbing his repose.
Stilling fleet. The hills being high about them, it snows at Is not yonder Proteus' cave?
the tops of them oftener than it rains. Broton, It is; and in it lies the god asleep;
To Snow. v. a. To scatter like snow.
If thou be'st born to see strange sights,
Ride ten thousand days and nights,
Tillage snow white hairs on thee. Donne. The giant, gorg'd with Resh, and wine, and blood,
SNO'WBALL. n. s. [snow and ball.]
Hiyward. Snore, n. s. [rnora, Saxon, from the
His bulky folly gathers as it goes, verb.) Audible respiration of sleepers
And, rolling o'er you, like a snowball grows. through the nose
Dryen. The surfeited grooms
A snowball having the power to produce iu Do mock their charge with snores: I've drugg'd
us the ideas of white, cold, and round, the powe their possets.
ers, as they are in the snowball, i call qualities;
and, as they are sensations in our understandSNO'Rer, n. s. (from snore.] He that ings, ideas.
SNO'WBROTH. o. so [snow and broth.j TO SHORT. v. n. (snorcken, Dutch.] To Very cold liquor. blow through the nose as a high
Angelo, a man whose blood horse.
Is very snowbrotb, one who never feels
The wanton stings and motions of the sense.
Shakipeare: And snerts and trembles at the trumpet's sound. SNO'W DEFP. n. s. [viola bulbosa, Latin.]
Addison. An herb. From their full racks the gen'rous steeds retire, SNO'WDROP. n. s. (narcissoleucoium, Lat.) Dropping ambrosial foams, and snorting fire. An early Rower.
When we tried the experiment with the He with wide nostrils, snorting, skims the leaves of those purely white powers that appear
about the end of winter, calk'. $norudrais, tie SNOT. n. so [roote, Sax. snot, Dutch.) event was not much unlike that neli meilia The mucus of the nose.
tioned. Thus, hen a greedy sloven once has thrown The little shape, by magick pow'r, His not into the mass,'t is all his win, Swift. Grew less wind less, contructed in a flos's;
A flow'r, that first in this sweet garden smild,
What hath been seen
Tickel. Or the hard rein which both of them have borne
Jupiter took snuff at the contempt, and puA snow-wbite bull shall on your shore be slain;
nished him: he sent him home again. L'Estr. His offer'd entrails cast into the main. Dryden. 6. Powdered tobacco taken by the nose. SNO'WY. adj. from snow.]
Just where the breath of life his nostrils drew, 1. White like snow.
A charge of snuff the wily virgin threw; So shews a snowy dove trooping with crows,
The gnomes direct, to ev'ry atom just,
The pungent grains of titillating dust.
1. To draw in with the breath. Spring and summer next succeeds;
A heifer will put up her nose, and snuf in the Yellow autumn brings the rear;
air, against rain.
Bacon. Thou art father of the year.
With delight he sauff'd the smell The blushing ruby on her snowy breast
Of mortal change on earth.
He snuff's the wind, his heels the sand excite;
But when he stands collected in his might, 2. Abounding with snow.
He roars, and promises a more successful fight.
Who holds the nearest station to the light,
Already seems to snuff the vital air,
And leans just forward on a shining spear. Dryd. Retires:
My troops are mounted; their Numidian
stceds SNUB. n. s. [from snebbe, Dutch, a nose;
Snuf up the wind, and long to scour the desert. or knubel, a joint of the finger.] A jag ;
Addison. a snag ; a knot in wood.
My nag's greatest fault was snuffing up the air
about Brackdenstown, whereby he became suci All arm’d with ragged snubs and knotty grain, a lover of liberty, that I could scarce hold him Him thought at first encounter to have slain. in.
The change of heav'n, and snuffs it in the wind. 1. To check; to reprimand.
For thee the bulls rebellow through the groves,
And tempt the stream, and snuf their absent
Dryden. trees run out far to landward; but toward the
O'er all the blood-hound boasts superior skill, sea are so snubbed by the winds, as if their boughs
To scent, to view, to turn, and boldly kill! had been pared or shaven off.
Ray. His fellows vain alarms rejects with scorn, To SNUB. v. n. (snuffen, Dutch.] To sob True to the master's voice, and learned horn: with convulsion.
His nostrils oft, if ancient fame sing true, To SNUDGE. V. n. (sniger, Danish.] To Trace the sly felon through the tainted dex: lie idle, close, or snug.
Once snufd, he follows with unalter'd aim, Now he will fight it out, and to the wars;
Nor odours lure him from the chosen game; Now eat his bread in peace,
Deep-mouth'd he thunders, and infiam'd he
The late queen's gentlewoman! 2. The useless excrescence of a candle :
To be her mistress' mistress! whence moucher la chandelle.
This candle burns not clear: 't is I must snuif it, My snuff and loathed part of nature should
And out it goes.
Shakspeare. Burn itself out.
Sbakspeare, Against a communion-day our lamps should But dearest heart, and dearer image, stay! be dressed, our lights snuffed, and our religion Alas! true joys at best are drcams enough:
Taylor. Tho' you stay here, you pass too fast away;
You have got For even at first life's taper is a snuff! Donne.
An office for your talents fit, If the liquor be of a close and glutinous con To snuff the lights and stir the fire, sistency, it may burn without any snuff, as we And get a dinner for your hire. Swift. see in camphire, and some other bituminous sub- To SNUFF. v. n. stances; and most of the ancient lamps were of
1. To snort ; to draw breath by the nose. this kind, because none have been found with
The fury fires the pack; they snuff, they vent,
Willins. such wicks.
And feed their hungry nostrils with the scent. 3. A candle almost burnt out.
Drydin Lamentable !
Says Humpus, sir, my master bad me pray To hide me from the radiant sun, and solace
Your company to dine with him to-day: l'th' dungeon by a snuif.
Sbakspeare. He snufs, then follows, up the stairs he goes; 4. The fired wick of a candle remaining Never pulls off his hat, nor cleans his shoes. after the flame.
King. A torch, snuf and all, goes out in a moment, 2. To snift in contempt. when dipped in the vapour.
Addison. Ye said, what a weariness is it, and ye have s. Resentment expressed by spifting ; per. sriuffed at it.
Mal. verse resentment. Not used unless in SNU'FF BOX. n. s. [snuff and box.] The low language.
box in which snuff is carried.
If a gentleman leaves a snuff box on the ta So pleas'd at first the tow'ring Alps we try, ble, and goes away, lock it up as part of your Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the sky. vails. Swift.
Popes Sir Plume, of amber snuff box justly vain, As into air the purer spirits flow, And the nice conduct of a clouded cane. Pope. And sep'rate from their kindred dregs below, SNO'FFER, n. s. [from snuff.] He that
Se flew her soul to its congenial place. Popes snuffs.
2. To such a degree. SNU'FFERS. n. s. [from snuff.] The in
Why is his chariot so long in coming? Julges. strument with which the candle is
Can nothing great, and at the height,
Remain so long, but its own weight
Will ruin it? Or is 't blind chance
Ben Fonson. To SNU'EFLE., v. ». (snuffelen, Dutch.] Amoret, my lovely foe,
To speak through the nose; to breathe Tell me where thy strength does lie;
Where the pow'r that charins us so,
In thy soul, or in thy eye?
Waller. ing that he hunted for a duck; and with a snug
I viewed in my mind, so far as I was able, the ling, grace, disdaining that his smelling force
beginning and progress of a rising world. Burnet. could not as well prevail through the water as
Since then our Arcite is with honour dead, through the air, waited with his eye to see whe
Why should we mourn that he so soon is freed. ther he could espy the duck's getting up again.
Upon our first going into a company of strang. Bagpipes of the loudest drones,
ers, our benevolence or aversion rises towards With snuffling broken-winded tones,
several particular persons, before we have heard Whose blasts of air, in pockets shut,
them speak, or so much as know who they are. Sound filthier than from the gut. Hudibras,
Spectator. It came to the ape to deliver his opinion, who
We think our fathers fools, so wise we 're smelt and snufled, and considered on 't.
Our wiser sons, no doubt, will think us so. Popes One clad in purple,
3. In such a manner. Eats and recites some lamentable rhyme;
There 's no such thing as that we beauty call, Some senseless Phillis in a broken note,
It is mere cosenage all;
so and so, SNU'FFLER. n. s. [from snuffle. ] He that
That doch not tie me now from chusing new. speaks through the nose.
We may be certain that man is not a creature To SNUG, v. r. (sniger, Dutch.] To lie that hath wings; because this only concerns the close; to snudge.
manner of his existence; and we, seeing what die There snugging well, he well appear's content, is, may certainly know that he is not so or so. So to have done amiss, so to be shent. Sidney.
Locke As the loving couple lay snugging together, I shall minutely tell him the steps by which I Venus, to try if the cat had changed her man was brought into this way; that he may judge ners with her shape, turned a mouse loose into whether I proceeded rationally, if so be any thing the chamber.
L'Estrange. in my example is worth his notice. Lock: Snug, udj. [from the verb.)
This gentleman is a person of good sense, and 1. Close; free from any inconvenience,
knows that he is very much in sir Roger's esteem,
so that he lives in the family rather as a relation yet not splendid.
Addison. They spied a country farm, Where all was snug, and clean, and warm; 4. It is regularly answered by as or tbat, For woods before, and bills behind,
but they are sometimes omitted. Secur'd it both from rain and wind. Prior. So frown'd the mighty combatants, that hell 2. Close ; out of notice.
Grew darker at their frown.
Milton. At Will's
There is something equivalent in France and Lie snug, and hear what criticks say. Szvift.
Scotland; so as 't is a very hard clumny upon 3. Slily or insidiously close.
our soil to affirm that so excellent a fruit will Did I not see you, rascal! did I not,
not grow here.
Temples When you lay snug, to snap young Damon's 3. In the same manner. goat ?
Of such examples add me to the roll; To SNU'GGLE. v. n. (from snug.] To lie Me easily indeed mine may neglect, close ; to lie warm.
But God's propos'd deliverance not so. Milton.
To keep up the tutor's authority, use him So, adv. (rpa, Saxon ; soo, Dutch ; so,
with great respect yourself, and cause all your German.]
family to do so too.
Locke. 1. In like manner. It answers to as either According to the multifariousness of this impreceding or following. Noting com mutability, so are the possibilities of being.
Norris. parison. As whom the fables feign of monstrous size,
6. Thus ; in this manner. Titanián or earthborn, that warr'd on Jove,
Not far from thence the mournful fields apa So stretch'd out huge in length the arch fiend
Milton. So call'd from lovers that inhabit there. Dryden. Thick'as autumnal leaves that strew the brooks Does this deserve to be rewarded so? In Valombrosa, where th'Etrurian shades Did you come here a stranger or a foe? Dryd. High over-arch'd embow's, so thick bestrewn It concerns every man, with the greatest seAbject and lost lay these.
Milton. riousness, to enquire into those matters, whether Fir'd at first sight with what the muse imparts, they be so or not.
Tillotson. In fearless youth we tempt the heights of arts;
No nation ever complained they had too broad, VOL. IV,
too deep, or too many rivers; they understand
more so; that is, more valiant. The better than so how to value those inestimable
French article de is often used in the gifts of nature.
This mode of expres-
Pope. language, nor even in that to be com. Whether this be from an habitual motion of mended. the animal spirits, or from the alteration of the The fat with plenty fills my heart, constitution by some more unaccountable way, The lean with love makes me too so. Cowley. this is certain, that so it is.
Locke. Who thinks his wife is virtuous, tho' not so, 7. Therefore ; for this reason; in conse
Is pleas’d and patient till the truth he know.
Denbam. quence of this.
Not to admire is all the art I know The god, though loth, yet was constrain'd
To make men happy, and to keep them so. t' obey;
Creecb. For longer time than that no living wight
One may as well say, that the confiagration Below the earth might suffer'd be to stay: shall be only national, as to say that the deluge So back again him brought to living light.
Burnet. Spenser. However soft within themselves they are, Trafficke, or rove ye, and like theeves op
To you they will be valiant by despair; presse
For having once been guilty, well they know, Poore, strange adventurers; exposing so
To a revengeful prince they still are so. Dryd. Your soules to danger, and your lives to wo?
He was great ere fortune made him so. Dryd.
Chapman. If he set industriously and sincerely to per
I laugh at every one, said an old cynick, who form the commands of Christ, he can have no
laughs at me. Do you so ? replied the philoso
pher; then you live the merriest life of any man ground of doubting but it shall prove successful
Addisor. io him; and so all that he hath to do is, to en
They are beautiful in themselves, and much deavour by prayer, and use of the means, to
more so in the noble language peculiar to that qualify himself for this blessed condition. Hammond.
Addison. great poet.
Common-place books have been long used by It leaves instruction, and so instructors, to the
industrious young divines, and still continue so. sobriety of the settled articles and rule of the
Holyday. As to his using ludicrous expressions, my opiSome are fall’n, to disobedience fallin;
nion is, that they are not so.
Pope. And so from heav'n to deepest bell. Milton.
The blest to-day is as completely so God makes him in his own image an intellec
As who began a thousand years ago. Pope. tual creature, and so capable of dominion. Locke,
12. Thus it is; this is the state. 8. On these terms : noting a conditional
How sorrow shakes him! petition ; answered by as.
So, now the tempest tears him up by th' roots, O goddess! tell what I would say,
And on the ground extends the noble ruin. Thou know'st it, and I feel too much to pray;
Dryderio So grant my suit, as I enforce my might,
13. At this point ; at this time. In love to be thy champion.
When Here then exchange we mutually forgiveness: With wild wood-leaves and weeds I ha' strew'd So may the guilt of all my broken vows, My perjuries to thee be all forgotten;
And on it said a century of prayers, As here my soul acquits thee of my death,
Such as I can, twice o'er, I'll weep and sigh; As here I part without an angry thought. Rowe.
And, leaving so his service, follow you. Sbaksp. So may kiod raing their vital moisture yield, And swell the future harvest of thy field. Pope. 14. It notes a kind of abrupt beginning; 9. Provided that ; on condition that:
O, so, and had you a council modo.
or ladies too? Who was your speaker, Be not sad:
Madam ? Evil into the mind of God or mata
Ben Jonsone May come and go, so vinapprov'd, and leave 15. It sometimes is little more than an exNo spot or blame behind.
pletive, though it implies some latent or Sothe doctrine be but wholesome and edifying, surd comparison. In French, si. though there should be a want of exactness in
An astringent is not quite so proper, where the manner of speaking or reasoning, it may be
relaxing the urinary passages is necessary. overlooked. Atterbury
Arbuthnot. Too much of love thy hapless friend has prov'd!,
16. A word of assumption ; thus be it. Too many giddy foolish hours are gone;
There is Percy; if your father will do me any May the remaining few know only friendship: honour, so; if not, let him kill the next Percy
himself. So thou, my dearest, truesi, best Alicia,
Sbakspeare. Vouchsafe to lodge me in thy gentle heart,
I will never bear a base mind: if it be my A partner there; I will give up mankind. Roque. destiny, so; if it be not, :0. No man is too good
to serve his prince. 10. In like manner : noting concession of
Sbakspeare. one proposition and assumption of an.
17. A form of petition.
Ready are th' appellant and defendant, other; answering to as.
The armourer and his man, to enter the lists, As a war should be undertaken upon a just
So please your highness to behold the fight. motive, so a prince ought to consider the condition he is in when he enters on it.
Sbakspeare Swift. 18. So much as. However much. This 11. So sometimes returns the sense of a
is, I think, an irregular expression. word or sentence going before, and is
So much as you admire the beauty of his used to avoid repetition; as, the two verse, his prose is full as good.
Pope, brothers were valiant, but the oldest was 19. So so. An exclamation after some