Smutch to Snaphead
(Smutch) n. [Prob. for smuts. See Smut, n.] A stain; a dirty spot. B. Jonson.
(Smutch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Smutched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Smutching.] To blacken with smoke,
soot, or coal. [Written also smooch.] B. Jonson.
(Smutch"in) n. Snuff. [Obs.] Howell.
(Smut"ty) a. [Compar. Smuttier ; superl. Smuttiest.]
1. Soiled with smut; smutted.
2. Tainted with mildew; as, smutty corn.
3. Obscene; not modest or pure; as, a smutty saying.
The smutty joke, ridiculously lewd.Smollett.
Smut"ti*ly adv. Smut"ti*ness, n.
(Smyr"ni*ot) a. Of or pertaining to Smyrna. n. A native or inhabitant of Smyrna.
(Snack) n. [See Snatch, v. t.]
1. A share; a part or portion; obsolete, except in the colloquial phrase, to go snacks, i. e., to share.
At last he whispers, "Do, and we go snacks."Pope.
2. A slight, hasty repast. [Colloq.]
(Snack"et) n. See Snecket. [Prov. Eng.]
(Snac"ot) n. [Said to be corrupted fr. NL. syngnathus, fr. Gr. sy`n together + gna`qos jaw,
because the jaws can be only slightly separated.] (Zoöl.) A pipefish of the genus Syngnathus. See
(Snaf"fle) n. [D. snavel a beak, bill, snout; akin to G. schnabel, OHG. snabul,. sneb, snebbe,
OFries. snavel mouth, Dan. & Sw. snabel beak, bill, Lith. snapas, and to E. snap, v. See Snap,
and cf. Neb.] A kind of bridle bit, having a joint in the part to be placed in the mouth, and rings and
cheek pieces at the ends, but having no curb; called also snaffle bit.
(Snaf"fle), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Snaffled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Snaffling ] To put a snaffle in the
mouth of; to subject to the snaffle; to bridle.
(Snag) n. [Prov. E., n., a lump on a tree where a branch has been cut off; v., to cut off the twigs
and small branches from a tree, of Celtic origin; cf. Gael. snaigh, snaidh, to cut down, to prune, to
sharpen, p. p. snaighte, snaidhte, cut off, lopped, Ir. snaigh a hewing, cutting.]
1. A stump or base of a branch that has been lopped off; a short branch, or a sharp or rough branch; a
knot; a protuberance.
The coat of armsDryden.
Now on a naked snag in triumph borne.
2. A tooth projecting beyond the rest; contemptuously, a broken or decayed tooth. Prior.
3. A tree, or a branch of a tree, fixed in the bottom of a river or other navigable water, and rising nearly
or quite to the surface, by which boats are sometimes pierced and sunk.