Snicker to Snow
(Snick"er) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Snickered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Snickering.] [Cf. D. snikken to
sob, to sigh.] [Written also snigger.]
1. To laugh slyly; to laugh in one's sleeve.
2. To laugh with audible catches of voice, as when persons attempt to suppress loud laughter.
(Snick"er), n. A half suppressed, broken laugh. [Written also snigger.]
(Snide) a. Tricky; deceptive; contemptible; as, a snide lawyer; snide goods. [Slang]
(Sniff) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sniffed or Snift; p. pr. & vb. n. Sniffing.] [OE. sneven; akin to snivel,
snuff; cf. Dan. snive to sniff. See Snuff, v. t.] To draw air audibly up the nose; to snuff; sometimes
done as a gesture of suspicion, offense, or contempt.
So ye grow squeamish, gods, and sniff at heaven.M. Arnold.
(Sniff), v. t.
1. To draw in with the breath through the nose; as, to sniff the air of the country.
2. To perceive as by sniffing; to snuff, to scent; to smell; as, to sniff danger.
(Sniff), n. The act of sniffing; perception by sniffing; that which is taken by sniffing; as, a sniff of air.
(Sniff"ing), n. (Physiol.) A rapid inspiratory act, in which the mouth is kept shut and the air
drawn in through the nose.
(Snif"fle) v. i. [Freq. of sniff. See Snivel.] To snuffle, as one does with a catarrh. [Prov. Eng.]
(Snift) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Snifted; p. pr. & vb. n. Snifting.] [From Sniff.]
1. To snort. [Obs.] "Resentment expressed by snifting." Johnson.
2. To sniff; to snuff; to smell.
It now appears that they were still snifing and hankering after their old quarters.Landor.
1. A moment. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
2. Slight snow; sleet. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
Snifting valve, a small valve opening into the atmosphere from the cylinder or condenser of a steam
engine, to allow the escape of air when the piston makes a stroke; so called from the noise made by
(Snift"ing), a. & n. from Snift.
(Snig) v. t. [See Snick a small cut.] To chop off; to cut. [Prov. Eng.]
(Snig), v. i. [See Sneak.] To sneak. [Prov. Eng.]
(Snig, Snigg), n. [Cf. Sneak.] (Zoöl.) A small eel. [Prov. Eng.]
(Snig"ger) v. i. See Snicker. Thackeray.