snorter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n snorter something that is extraordinary or remarkable or prominent "a snorter of a sermon","the storm wasn't long but it was a snorter"
    • n snorter something outstandingly difficult "the problem was a real snorter"
    • n snorter someone who expresses contempt or indignation by uttering a snorting sound
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Snorter One who snorts.
    • Snorter (Zoöl) The wheather; -- so called from its cry.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n snorter One who snores loudly.
    • n snorter One who or that which snorts, as under excitement.
    • n snorter Something fierce or furious, especially a gale; something large of its kind.
    • n snorter The wheatear or stonechat, Saxicola ænanthe. See cut under stonechat.
    • n snorter Nautical, same as snotter.
    • n snorter A motor-car driven by an internal-combustion engine, the high-pressure exhaust of which is so incompletely muffled as to emit a snorting noise.
    • n snorter Something unusually good.
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Usage

In literature:

That lopsided, ring-tailed snorter of a hawss-thief is gathering his wolves for a hike back to the tall timber.
"Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West" by William MacLeod Raine
How he raged at us, this wrath-snorter, because we understood him badly!
"Thus Spake Zarathustra A Book for All and None" by Friedrich Nietzsche
I'd sooner have a dozen Cape Horn snorters than one of these.
"The Mutiny of the Elsinore" by Jack London
Snorter has never been in decent society in his life.
"The Fitz-Boodle Papers" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Asa Ain't she a regular snorter?
"Our American Cousin" by Tom Taylor
This case is a snorter.
"The Valley of Fear" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
This case is a snorter.
"The Valley of Fear" by Arthur Conan Doyle
And wasn't she a snorter?
"Camp and Trail" by Isabel Hornibrook
It's going to be a rip-snorter of a night, once it cuts loose.
"Raw Gold" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
I'm the snorter of the boundless prairie.
"Cowboy Songs" by Various
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In poetry:

So I catch him by the head a little shorter,
And his answer comes a-thrilling from the bit;
Then I loose him, and he flies it. What a snorter!
And he never made the shadow of a hit!
"A Gallop From The Train" by William Henry Ogilvie
The fence stiff and tall, just beyond the log wall,
We cross'd, and the walls, and the water, —
I took off too near, a small made fence to clear,
And just touch'd the grass with my snorter.
"Hippodromania; Or, Whiffs From The Pipe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
If she'd been built for sinkin' she'd 'ave done it long ago;
She's tried 'er best in every sea an' all the winds that blow;
In 'urricanes at Galveston, pamperos off the Plate,
An' icy Cape 'Orn snorters which freeze you while you wait.
"The Ballad Of The Resurrection Packet" by Cicely Fox Smith