Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n smift A bit of touchwood, touch-paper, greased candle-wick, or paper or cotton dipped in melted sulphur, used to ignite the train or squib in blasting. This old method of setting off a blast has been almost entirely done away with by the introduction of the safety-fuse, Also called snuff.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
- n Smift smift a piece of touchwood, &c., formerly used to ignite the train in blasting
- Smift Also Snuff