niff

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n niff an unpleasant smell
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • niff To quarrel; be offended.
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Usage

In literature:

Hornemann, it is true, had previously crossed the desert, and had proceeded as far southwards as Niffe, in lat.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Well, he can make it hot for any one he takes a niff at.
"King Spruce, A Novel" by Holman Day
Niff and his Dogs 21.
"'Puffing Billy' and the Prize 'Rocket'" by Helen Cross Knight
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In poetry:

In Iceland's greasy mountains, where Eskimos shoot whales,
And the penguin pens and pipes his plaintive song;
The storks are busy stalking and the auks have gone out hawking,
And the niff-niff bird is humming all day long.
"The Eskimoos" by Billy Bennett