Snuff

Definition of Snuff

n.1.The part of a candle wick charred by the flame, whether burning or not.
If the burning snuff happens to get out of the snuffers, you have a chance that it may fall into a dish of soup.
- Swift.
v. t.1.To crop the snuff of, as a candle; to take off the end of the snuff of.
[imp. & p. p. Snuffed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Snuffing.]
To snuff out
to extinguish by snuffing.
1.To draw in, or to inhale, forcibly through the nose; to sniff.
He snuffs the wind, his heels the sand excite.
- Dryden.
2.To perceive by the nose; to scent; to smell.
v. i.1.To inhale air through the nose with violence or with noise, as do dogs and horses.
2.To turn up the nose and inhale air, as an expression of contempt; hence, to take offense.
Do the enemies of the church rage and snuff?
- Bp. Hall.
n.1.The act of snuffing; perception by snuffing; a sniff.
2.Pulverized tobacco, etc., prepared to be taken into the nose; also, the amount taken at once.
3.Resentment, displeasure, or contempt, expressed by a snuffing of the nose.
Snuff dipping
See Dipping, n., 5.
Snuff taker
one who uses snuff by inhaling it through the nose.
To take it in snuff
to be angry or offended.
Up to snuff
not likely to be imposed upon; knowing; acute.
- Shak.

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