1. A kind of hone slate or whetstone obtained in Scotland.
2. (Paleon.) An ammonite; so called from its form, which resembles that of a coiled snake.
(Snake's-tongue`) n. (Bot.) Same as Adder's-tongue.
(Snake"weed`) n. (Bot.) (a) A kind of knotweed (Polygonum Bistorta). (b) The Virginia
snakeroot. See Snakeroot.
(Snake"wood`) n. (Bot.) (a) An East Indian climbing plant (Strychnos colubrina) having
a bitter taste, and supposed to be a remedy for the bite of the hooded serpent. (b) An East Indian
climbing shrub (Ophioxylon serpentinum) which has the roots and stems twisted so as to resemble serpents.
(c) Same as Trumpetwood. (d) A tropical American shrub (Plumieria rubra) which has very fragrant
red blossoms. (e) Same as Letterwood.
(Snak"ish) a. Having the qualities or characteristics of a snake; snaky.
1. Of or pertaining to a snake or snakes; resembling a snake; serpentine; winding.
The red light playing upon its gilt and carving gave it an appearance of snaky life.L. Wallace.
2. Sly; cunning; insinuating; deceitful.
So to the coast of Jordan he directsMilton.
His easy steps, girded with snaky wiles.
3. Covered with serpents; having serpents; as, a snaky rod or wand. Dryden.
That snaky-headed, Gorgon shield.Milton.
(Snap) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Snapped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Snapping.] [LG. or D. snappen to snap
up, to snatch; akin to G. schnappen, MHG. snaben, Dan. snappe, and to D. snavel beak, bill. Cf.
Neb, Snaffle, n.]
1. To break at once; to break short, as substances that are brittle.
Breaks the doors open, snaps the locks.Prior.
2. To strike, to hit, or to shut, with a sharp sound.