snub-nosed

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj snub-nosed having a blunt nose "a pug-nosed boy with freckles","a snub-nosed automatic"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Snub-nosed Having a short, flat nose, slightly turned up; as, the snub-nosed eel.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • snub-nosed Having a short, flat nose with the end somewhat turned up; pug-nosed.
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Usage

In literature:

Betty implies a snub nose; Elisabeth's was clean-cut and straight.
"54-40 or Fight" by Emerson Hough
This was the sight of a red-haired, snub-nosed boy, driving a goat, hitched to a small wagon, up and down the street.
"The Bobbsey Twins in a Great City" by Laura Lee Hope
Any modest snub-nosed girl would be better.
"His Grace of Osmonde" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Had you ever your nose towell'd up to a snub, And your eyes knuckled out with the back of the hand?
"The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood" by Thomas Hood
That little man had flaxen hair and a snub nose.
"The Man-Wolf and Other Tales" by Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian
But Rob was fairer, and had brown eyes and a snub-nose, like his mother.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 12, No. 74, December, 1863" by Various
He was of medium height, had a broad face, snub nose, stood erect like a soldier, and was strongly built.
"The Book of the Bush" by George Dunderdale
He grinned when he saw me, and the thick snub of his nose would have seemed like a sneer at any other time.
"Short Story Classics (American) Vol. 2" by Various
She was butting her snub nose furiously into swelling combers.
"The Skipper and the Skipped" by Holman Day
The one had a snub nose; the nose of the other was long and thin.
"I.N.R.I." by Peter Rosegger
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In poetry:

SEE his black nose snubbed back, pressed over like a whale's
blow-holes,
As if his nostrils were going to curve back to the root of
his tail.
"He-Goat" by D H Lawrence
It was a villainous spirit, snub-nosed, foul
Of breath, thick-taloned and malevolent,
That squatted within him wheresoever he went
…….And possessed the soul of Saul.
"Saul And David" by Anthony Hecht
Oh Bibbles, little black bitch in the snow,
With a pinch of snow in the groove of your silly snub nose.
What do you look at me for?
What do you look at me for, with such misgiving?
"The Blue Jay" by D H Lawrence

In news:

), snub-nosed revolvers, and snap-draw shoulder holsters .
I liked the old kind better — trench-coated spies who carried snub-nosed revolvers and wore wristwatch cameras.
Who says that fuel-thrifty gasoline-electric hybrid cars have to be snub-nosed, rounded and ho-hum to look at.
Snub- nosed bandit' behind another W'burg heist, FBI says.
The new species, a previously unknown type of snub-nosed monkey dubbed Rhinopithecus strykeri, has a nose so upturned that the animals sneeze audibly when it rains.
Snub-nosed bandit' behind another W'burg heist, FBI says.
Snub-nosed monkey can't stop sneezing when it rains.
Elected school board stands by as District 205 uses taxpayer money to snub its nose at the law.
A female snub-nosed monkey, whose photo was snapped by a local forest ranger Liu Pu in a patch of evergreen broadleaf forest near Pianma in China's Yunnan province.
The discovery of sneezing monkeys, a rare, snub-nosed monkey species first spotted just two years ago, highlights the need to improve wildlife management in China.
Snub -nosed monkey can't stop sneezing when it rains.
Snub -nosed monkey, newly discovered in a remote forest in Myanmar, has a nose that is upturned, causing it to sneeze whenever it rains.
A new type of snub -nosed monkey is seen in this undated handout of an artist rendering.
Snub -nosed Asian monkeys are subject to sneezing fits when it rains, and are known to live in Myanmar and now, in Southern China.
Snub- nosed monkey can't stop sneezing when it rains.
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