Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: snuff
IPA transcription: [sn'ʌf]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: snuff, snuff-brown, mummy-brown, chukker-brown
    Meaning: snuff colored; of a greyish to yellowish brown
Usage examples
  • She is not nice at all, and takes snuff.
  • "How greedily They snuff the fishy steam, that to each blade Rank scenting clings!
  • Perker, strengthening his argumentative powers with another pinch of snuff, proceeded--
  • Having gone thus far, the two old gentlemen severally took snuff, and afterwards shook hands, according to their invariable custom.
  • He took an immense amount of snuff, and had a particularly graceful manner of plucking at his lace ruffle with the back of one hand.
  • "Why, what was the matter with him?" asked a third, taking a vast quantity of snuff out of a very large snuff-box. "I thought he'd never die."
  • Thereupon Walter presented the old woman with a pound of snuff, and as soon as Green Breeks was out of the hospital made him one of his friends.
  • The first thing after redemption of the coat, which Mr. Booth, hungry as he was, thought of, was to supply himself with snuff, which he had long, to his great sorrow, been without.
  • At this Peggy would sniff and snuff, and hunt round with her soft velvety nose till she found Florence's pocket, then delicately take out the apple and crunch it up, and whinny again, the second whinny meaning at once "Thank you!" and "More, please!" Horse language is a simple one compared to English, and has no grammar.