• WordNet 3.6
    • adv snugly fitting closely "the vest fit snugly"
    • adv snugly safely protected "concealed snugly in his hideout"
    • adv snugly warmly and comfortably sheltered "sitting snugly by the fireside while the storm raged"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Snugly In a snug manner; closely; safely.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • snugly In a snug manner; closely; comfortably.
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Snug as a bug in a rug - If you're as snug as a bug in a rug, you are feeling very comfortable indeed.


In literature:

It will be pleasant to see aunt's snug, warm house, won't it, Arthur?
"Left at Home" by Mary L. Code
Night at last came, and the ship was made snug.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
I knew what to expect, and, going about, stood back to our snug little bay.
"Peter Biddulph" by W.H.G. Kingston
So, being a "practical person," he prefers to keep his fortune intact, and win for himself a snug little annual income as well.
"The Conquest of Bread" by Peter Kropotkin
The increasing confusion aroused the Chaplain, who hitherto had been snugly ensconced beneath his blankets in the corner opposite the Doctor.
"Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals" by William H. Armstrong
Out in that storm, he'll be in the same way making for this snug shelter.
"Gaspar the Gaucho" by Mayne Reid
Ernest got to his feet after the stove-pipe was snugly set with a grunt of satisfaction.
"Chicken Little Jane" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
We were well fed and snugly berthed, Miss Hatherton having a cozy cabin all to herself.
"The Cryptogram" by William Murray Graydon
The cabin proved snug, and comfortable beyond their expectations.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
Presently the rain came down in torrents, and the student congratulated himself on having found so snug a shelter.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
There was no sense of snug protection against the storm now.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
The next moment the white rose was snugly peeping out from among the coils of her rich hair.
"A Young Mutineer" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
They had everything stowed away snugly.
"A Pirate of Parts" by Richard Neville
You jest lie snug and don't think about nothin' till I come back.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
I began to envy the hare snug in his burrow.
"A Village of Vagabonds" by F. Berkeley Smith
Hammer the wattling down snug on the pickets with a block of wood and continue until the top is reached.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
After they were snugly settled for the night, their father, the King, used to bolt the door on the outside.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
He wore a snug-fitting leathern coat.
"Nan of Music Mountain" by Frank H. Spearman
Sails were furled, others were reefed, and all was made fairly snug.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
I need not describe the cabin more than by saying that it appeared to be a very snug little place.
"The Rambles of a Rat" by A. L. O. E.

In poetry:

Like me, shoo taks things as they come,
Makkin th' best o' what falls to her lot,
Shoo's content wi her own humble hooam,
For her world's i' this snug little cot.
"Aw'm Havin' A Smook Bi Misel'," by John Hartley
Where were you last night? I watched at the gate;
I went down early, I stayed down late.
Were you snug at home, I should like to know,
Or were you in the coppice wheedling Kate?
"Last Night" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Now haud you there! ye're out o' sight,
Below the fatt'rils, snug an tight,
Na, faith ye yet! ye'll no be right,
Till ye've got on it—-
The vera tapmost, tow'rin height
O' Miss's bonnet.
"To A Louse" by Robert Burns
That poor little maase aw dooant think meant me harm,
Shoo ne'er knew what that bonnet had cost me;
All shoo wanted wor some little nook snug an warm
An a gooid two-o'-three shillin its lost me.
"Did Yo Ivver!" by John Hartley
My worthy friend, A. Gordon Knott,
From business snug withdrawn,
Was much contented with a lot
That would contain a Tudor cot
'Twixt twelve feet square of garden-plot,
And twelve feet more of lawn.
"The Unhappy Lot Of Mr. Knott" by James Russell Lowell
Perchance thou may'st ask what avails all their toil?
What avails it on mountain-tops water to boil?
What avails it to leave their snug beds in the dark?
Do they go for a view? do they go for a lark?
"The Alpine Club Man" by E W Bowling

In news:

First, ask whether the garment actually did shrink , or if it's possible that the snug fit was caused by the customer's adding a few pounds.
The workers were tucked all snug in their cubes.
Liam Neeson was a good sport for a national TV audience Monday afternoon, stripping down to snug pink underpants and gamely taking a soaking in the name of breast cancer research.
Liam Neeson was a good sport for a national TV audience Monday afternoon, stripping down to snug pink underpants and gamely taking a soaking in the name of.
The screws should be snug, not super tight.
Snug fit for a pub crawl .
Snug fit for a pub crawl.
Snug as a bug in the bathroom.
Erin's Snug Irish Pub & Restaurant.
Denver is suddenly inundated with Irish bars, but the Irish Snug led the way, in the process giving Colfax a stunning new storefront: This Dublin-style pub's facade looks like it was built in another century.
Smart planning can make smaller houses feel not-so- snug .
Tucking into a meal at Snug Harbor on Mud Bay.
CAPE VINCENT — If I was really, really hungry and thirsty and driving past the Snug Harbor Bar & Restaurant, I'd probably keep on driving down the road.
Are Snuggies really snug .
Tiny motor targets snug applications.

In science:

The simulation output times were chosen so that consecutive simulation volumes could be snugly abutted; the side-dimensions were 100h−1Mpc in every case.
Significant effects of weak gravitational lensing on determinations of the cosmology from Type Ia Supernov\ae
Figure 2: Two .308 caliber rifle bullets (150 grain on left, 110 grain on right) shown with a cotton cleaning patch used to assure snug fit between the .308” outer bullet diameter and the .357” inner diameter of the orange plastic sabot.
A method for testing bullets at reduced velocity
Cornet, Jerome. “Separation of Functional and Non-Functional Aspects in Transactional Level Models of Systems-on-Chip”. Dissertation at Institut Polytechnique De Grenoble. 2008. Cummings, Clifford. “SystemVerilog’s priority & Unique – A Solution to Verilog’s full_case & parallel_case Evil Twins”. SNUG.
The New Embedded System Design Methodology For Improving Design Process Performance
We have an isolated distribution of negative energy flowing past the observer who samples it with a function g (t) like (8) or (9), timed to snugly encompass the negative flux.
Quantum interest for scalar fields in Minkowski spacetime