snip

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v snip cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of "dress the plants in the garden"
    • v snip sever or remove by pinching or snipping "nip off the flowers"
    • n snip the act of clipping or snipping
    • n snip a small piece of anything (especially a piece that has been snipped off)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Snip A share; a snack.
    • Snip A single cut, as with shears or scissors; a clip.
    • Snip A small shred; a bit cut off.
    • Snip A tailor.
    • Snip Small hand shears for cutting sheet metal.
    • v. t Snip To cut off the nip or neb of, or to cut off at once with shears or scissors; to clip off suddenly; to nip; hence, to break off; to snatch away. "Curbed and snipped in my younger years by fear of my parents from those vicious excrescences to which that age was subject.""The captain seldom ordered anything out of the ship's stores . . . but I snipped some of it for my own share."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • snip To cut off at one light, quick stroke with shears or scissors; clip; cut off in any way: frequently with off.
    • snip To steal by snipping.
    • snip To make by snipping or cutting: as, to snip a hole in one's coat.
    • snip To move or work lightly; make signs with, as the fingers.
    • snip To make a short, quick cut or clip; cut out a bit; clip: sometimes with at for the attempt to cut.
    • n snip A clip; a single cut with shears or scissors; hence, any similar act of cutting.
    • n snip A small piece cut off; a shred; a bit.
    • n snip A share; a snack. See to go snips, below.
    • n snip A tailor.
    • n snip A small, insignificant person or thing: as, a mere snip of a girl.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Snip snip to cut off at once with scissors: to cut off the nib of: to cut off: to make signs with, as the fingers
    • pr.p Snip snip′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. snipped
    • n Snip a single cut with scissors: a clip or small shred: a share, snack: a tailor
    • adj Snip (Shak.) quick, short
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
D. snippen,; akin to G. schnippen,

Usage

In literature:

Every now and then a snip of ugly gossip reached Eleanore's ears.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Well, I could carry sixteen, if they were all such little snips as you are!
"Dotty Dimple At Home" by Sophie May
Well, Sir, you shall have your discharge; I can do without such snip-jacks as you are.
"The Privateer's-Man" by Frederick Marryat
I haven't any time to argue with a snip of a girl like you.
"Little Lost Sister" by Virginia Brooks
I want you to take him below to Snip, who will measure him for his uniforms.
"The First Mate" by Harry Collingwood
Would Diva, she wondered, be at her window, snipping roses out of chintz curtains?
"Miss Mapp" by Edward Frederic Benson
She still snips off the small dry twigs from the tree-tops and glues them together, and to the side of the chimney, with her own glue.
"Bird Stories from Burroughs" by John Burroughs
I hate her; she's a deceitful snip.
"The Forester's Daughter" by Hamlin Garland
It seemed to clutch at her bare throat, and to snip her ears, under the old cotton handkerchief which covered her head.
"Stories of Many Lands" by Grace Greenwood
Snipping the hair away from it, she lightly touched the bruised skin surrounding the jagged cut.
"The Rider of Waroona" by Firth Scott
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In poetry:

Attention, and a smiling trade,
However, came in view;
Frugality unites her aid,
With Snip the taylor's too.
"The Spotted Coat" by William Hutton
May I be every moment chid
With Skinny, Honey, Snip, and Lean,
Oh! that I could but once be rid
Of that insulting tyrant Dean.
"Lady Acheson Weary Of The Dean" by Jonathan Swift
Ther wor butchers, an bakers, an snobs,
An grocers, an milkmen, an snips,
All seekin for orders an jobs,
An sweetenin th' sarvents wi' tips.
"To Let" by John Hartley
My task might be jolly for snails,
But I must confess that it fails
To give pleasure to me;
I am sick as can be
Of snipping the ends of pink nails.
"The Discontented Manicure Scissors" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Under the slip and slide of day
Think, at the end you'll never be
Trapped in a fox-hole of decay
Nor snip nor glide of history
After the Day of Jubilo
"Jubilo" by Allen Tate
As yet ungotten, I did suffer;
The rack of dreams my lily bones
Did twist into a living cipher,
And flesh was snipped to cross the lines
Of gallow crosses on the liver
And brambles in the wringing brains.
"Before I Knocked" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

10 years to grow, 1 snip to go.
Windows 7 shipped with a much-needed Snipping Tool for taking partial screenshots, but it's not exactly feature-rich.
WASHINGTON (AP) — An old ulcer operation is getting new attention as a possible alternative obesity surgery: a quick snip of a nerve that helps control hunger.
When it comes to testing for drug abuse in the workplace, recent research suggests that, well, apparently, a snip beats a drip.
Obama Snips Jeremiah Wright Defense on Iraq.
Steve Spagnuolo's wife snips at Patriots QB Tom Brady.
Response comes after Texas snips Planned Parenthood from money list.
WASHINGTON — An old ulcer operation is getting new attention as a possible alternative obesity surgery: a quick snip of a nerve that helps control hunger.
A mother snips quotes that inspire straight out of books and tapes them up, but sidesteps more direct expression.
Cup snipped fresh parsley or 2 tablespoons dried parsley.
Clip -Its & Snip-Its: A DIFFERENCE-MAKER.
With the snip of a ribbon, Manhattan school district officials unveiled a newly expanded and revamped high school Thursday.
Using a pair of tin snips, cut a square of identical screening and unravel half an inch of the edges of the patch.
Tablespoons snipped fresh basil or 2 tsp.
Snip off the back pocket.
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In science:

Figure 2 demonstrates reflection in Scheme. The code snipped is adapted from . The eval function takes a quoted expression as argument and evaluates it.
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report
Both L&O’s proposed indicator and SNIP are based on source normalization.
The Source-Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) is a valid and sophisticated indicator of journal citation impact
SNIP of defining a journal's subject field as the set of papers citing that journal.
The Source-Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) is a valid and sophisticated indicator of journal citation impact
Below I clarify in Section 1 the relationship between SNIP and Elsevier’s Scopus.
The Source-Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) is a valid and sophisticated indicator of journal citation impact
On the number of edge-3-colourings of a snipped snark.
Snarks from a Kaszonyi perspective: a survey
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