Found 2 items, similar to snuff.
English → English
adj : snuff colored; grayish to yellowish brown [syn: snuff-brown
n 1: the charred portion of a candlewick
2: a pinch of smokeless tobacco inhaled at a single time
3: finely powdered tobacco for sniffing up the nose
4: sensing an odor by inhaling through the nose [syn: sniff
v 1: sniff or smell inquiringly [syn: snuffle
2: inhale audibly through the nose; “snuff coke”
English → English
1. The act of snuffing; perception by snuffing; a sniff.
2. Pulverized tobacco, etc., prepared to be taken into the
nose; also, the amount taken at once.
3. Resentment, displeasure, or contempt, expressed by a
snuffing of the nose. [Obs.]
. See Dipping
, n., 5.
, one who uses snuff by inhaling it through the
To take it in snuff
, to be angry or offended. --Shak.
Up to snuff
, not likely to be imposed upon; knowing; acute.
, n. [Cf. G. schnuppe candle snuff, schnuppen to
snuff a candle (see Snuff
, v. t., to snuff a candle), or
, v. t.]
The part of a candle wick charred by the flame, whether
burning or not.
If the burning snuff happens to get out of the
snuffers, you have a chance that it may fall into a
dish of soup. --Swift.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Snuffed
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [OE. snuffen. See Snuff
of a candle Snuff
To crop the snuff of, as a candle; to take off the end of the
To snuff out
, to extinguish by snuffing.
, v. t.[Akin to D. snuffen, G. schnupfen,
schnuppen, to snuff, schnupfen a cold in the head, schnuppen
to snuff (air), also, to snuff (a candle). Cf. Sniff
, v. i.]
1. To draw in, or to inhale, forcibly through the nose; to
He snuffs the wind, his heels the sand excite.
2. To perceive by the nose; to scent; to smell.
, v. i.
1. To inhale air through the nose with violence or with
noise, as do dogs and horses. --Dryden.
2. To turn up the nose and inhale air, as an expression of
contempt; hence, to take offense.
Do the enemies of the church rage and snuff? --Bp.