Snite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Snite snīt A snipe.
    • v. t Snite To blow, as the nose; to snuff, as a candle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n snite A snipe.
    • snite To blow or wipe (the nose); snuff (a candle); in falconry, to wipe (the beak) after feeding.
    • snite To blow or wipe the nose.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Icel. snīfa,. See Snout

Usage

In literature:

O' Wednesdays, sniting and fly-flapping.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
O' Wednesdays, sniting and fly-flapping.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book V." by Francois Rabelais
The smallest birds are fittest for this dish of meat, as wheat-ears, martins, larks, ox-eyes, quails, snites, or rails.
"The accomplisht cook" by Robert May
Candlesticks and snuffers were found in every house; the latter were called by various names, the word snit or snite being the most curious.
"Customs and Fashions in Old New England" by Alice Morse Earle
He snites his nose in his neighbour's dish to get the brose himsel.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
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In news:

His name was Frederick B Snite Jr and he's not the only famous person to ever come through Henderson, of course.
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