[Colloq.] "He had to
do with old women who were not to be sneezed at." Prof. Wilson.
(Sneeze), n. A sudden and violent ejection of air with an audible sound, chiefly through the
(Sneeze"weed`) n. (Bot.) A yellow-flowered composite plant (Helenium autumnale) the
odor of which is said to cause sneezing.
(Sneeze"wood`) n. (Bot.) The wood of a South African tree. See Neishout.
(Sneeze"wort`) n. (Bot.) A European herbaceous plant (Achillea Ptarmica) allied to the
yarrow, having a strong, pungent smell.
(Sneez"ing), n. (Physiol.) The act of violently forcing air out through the nasal passages
while the cavity of the mouth is shut off from the pharynx by the approximation of the soft palate and
the base of the tongue.
(Snell) a. [AS. snell; akin to D. snel, G. schnell, OHG. snel, Icel. snjallr valiant.] Active; brisk; nimble; quick; sharp.
[Archaic or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
That horny-handed, snell, peremptory little man.Dr. J. Brown.
(Snell), n. A short line of horsehair, gut, etc., by which a fishhook is attached to a longer line.
(Snet) n. [Cf. G. schnitt that which is cut, fr. schneiden to cut, E. snath.] The fat of a deer.
[Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
(Snet), v. t. [See Snot.] The clear of mucus; to blow. [Obs.] "Snetting his nose." Holland.
(Snew) v. i. To snow; to abound. [Obs.]
It snewed in his house of meat and drink.Chaucer.
(Snib) v. t. [OE. snibben; cf. Dan. snibbe, and E. snub, v. t.] To check; to sneap; to sneb. [Obs.]
Him would he snib sharply for the nones.Chaucer.
(Snib), n. A reprimand; a snub. [Obs.] Marston.
(Snick) n. [Prov. E. snick a notch; cf. Icel. snikka nick, cut.]
1. A small cut or mark.
2. (Cricket) A slight hit or tip of the ball, often unintentional.
3. (Fiber) A knot or irregularity in yarn. Knight.
4. (Furriery) A snip or cut, as in the hair of a beast.
Snick and snee [cf. D. snee, snede, a cut], a combat with knives. [Obs.] Wiseman.
(Snick), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Snicked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Snicking.]