• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Snell A short line of horsehair, gut, etc., by which a fishhook is attached to a longer line.
    • a Snell Active; brisk; nimble; quick; sharp. "That horny-handed, snell , peremptory little man."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • snell Active; brisk; nimble; spirited.
    • snell Keen; piercing; sharp; severe; hard: as, a snell frost.
    • n snell A short piece of gut, gimp, or sea-grass on which fishhooks are tied; a snood. The best material for snells is silkworm-gut, as it is light, strong, and nearly invisible.
    • snell To tie or fasten to a line or gut, as a hook for angling.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Snell snel (Scot.) keen, sharp, severe.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. snell,; akin to D. snel, G. schnell, OHG. snel, Icel. snjallr, valiant
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. snel, snell, active; Ger. schnell, swift.


In literature:

Snell, Karl, 42, 262.
"The Theories of Darwin and Their Relation to Philosophy, Religion, and Morality" by Rudolf Schmid
The first soldiers I saw in 1843 were from Fort Snelling.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
Black looks were directed toward Snell.
"Frank Merriwell's Cruise" by Burt L. Standish
Joseph Snelling, son of Colonel Snelling, who had gone with them thus far, returned by the same route with three soldiers.
"Old Fort Snelling" by Marcus L. Hansen
After Snell's death he became professor of mathematics there.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)" by Augustus De Morgan
Late last night a masked man woke up Jim Snell.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
Edited by B. J. Snell, M.A.
"Life of Charles Darwin" by G. T. (George Thomas) Bettany
The true law of refraction was discovered some years after by a Dutch professor, Willebrod Snell.
"Pioneers of Science" by Oliver Lodge
Dr. Snell, of North Brookfield.
"The History of Dartmouth College" by Baxter Perry Smith
All he need do is to take a ticket to Portsoy in the month of March, when the wind is snell and the clouds low.
"Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland" by Daniel Turner Holmes

In poetry:

It was a wild black nicht,
But o the snell air we
Kept juist eneuch to hinder the heat
Meltin us utterly.
"In The Hedgeback" by Hugh MacDiarmid
An' then the upshot sune was seen,
Wi' pykeit chafts an' watery een;
Puir May was packit frae the hoose
By Rabbie's mither, snell an' douce.
"Mysie, An Aul' Warl', But Ower True Story" by Janet Hamilton
Come in, gudeman, to your ain fireside,
There's a cauld, cauld grup in the air,
An' the win' blaws snell frae Corsencon,
For the winter's snaw is there.
"The Piper's Tree" by Alexander Anderson
"And ance it fell upon a day,
A cauld day and a snell,
When we were frae the hunting come,
That frae my horse I fell;
The Queen o Fairies she caught me,
In yon green hill to dwell.
"Tam Lin" by Andrew Lang
Whan a gilpy o' nine I was set doon to wark
At the auld spinnin' wheel, an' frae morning till dark
I spun, for my mither was thrifty an' snell,
An' wadna alloo me to jauk or rebel.
"A Wheen Aul' Memories" by Janet Hamilton
"And ance it fell upon a day
A cauld day and a snell,
When we were frae the hunting come,
That frae my horse I fell,
The Queen o' Fairies she caught me,
In yon green hill do dwell.
"Tam Lin" by Anonymous Americas

In news:

Former Mariners right-hander Ian Snell retired Tuesday after the St Louis Cardinals optioned him to Triple-A Memphis.
Marilyn Berlin Snell is a San Francisco-based freelance journalist.
Brittany England, Nicholas Snell .
Brittany Nicole England of Proctorville, Ohio, and Nicholas Andrew Snell of Newcomerstown were married Aug 4, 2012, at First Presbyterian Church by the Rev.
( Snell ) Lucas of Avon died Tuesday.
Snell is is the daughter of David and Kay Snell , and the granddaughter of Willis Snell , all of Stockton.
To track fans, Peter Snell is a triple Olympic gold medalist.
That's why Snell & Wilcox hired Mark Olingy to replace Dick Crippa as president of its North American operations.
Crippa was promoted to executive chairman of Snell & Wilcox.
Items tagged with Kevin Snell .
The Snell Memorial Foundation says changes in testing procedures means that many of the motorcycle helmets currently carrying M2005 certification will need to be modified extensively to meet Snell M2010 standards.
You have probably encountered the news that the Snell Memorial Foundation intends to revise its helmet-safety standards, resulting in a new SNELL 2010 rating you can expect to see in stores soon.
Born on July 8, 1945 in Potsdam, he is the son of the late Vincent J and Marion V Beaudin Snell .
Snell Snaps up First Tour Title in Japan.
This Thursday, on "Spindrift," Marika will be hosting Sheryl Snell , an environmental activist, and researcher.

In science:

Snell, Finite Markov chains (VanNostrand, Princeton, 1960); Z.
Long-Range Navigation on Complex Networks using L\'evy Random Walks
Snell, Markov random fields and their applications.
Computing the Cramer-Rao bound of Markov random field parameters: Application to the Ising and the Potts models
Snell, Finite Markov Chains (Springer, New York, 1976).
Random walks on weighted networks
The dimensional justification for a constant conversion factor is summarized by Dickman, Snell,& Schloerb (1986).
The Equilibrium State of Molecular Regions in the Outer Galaxy
This utility depends upon the state of self gravitational equilibrium of the constituent clouds within the observer’s beam (Dickman, Snell, & Schloerb 1986).
The Equilibrium State of Molecular Regions in the Outer Galaxy