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 Meanings and Examples of SNUFF
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snuff
 v.  sniff or smell inquiringly
 n.  the charred portion of a candlewick
Classic Sentence: (30 in 3 pages)
1  Can't see a candle gutter but its her heart that's melting, or snuff a wick without reciting all the names in Cupid's Calendar.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 9
2  The old gentleman stopped, laid down his pen, and looked from Oliver to Mr. Limbkins; who attempted to take snuff with a cheerful and unconcerned aspect.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
3  Having gone thus far, the two old gentlemen severally took snuff, and afterwards shook hands, according to their invariable custom.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
4  Take a pinch of snuff, Doctor, and acknowledge that I have scored over you in your example.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. A CASE OF IDENTITY
5  Mycroft took snuff from a tortoise-shell box, and brushed away the wandering grains from his coat front with a large, red silk handkerchief.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. The Adventure of The Greek Interpreter
6  Nay, I would even go so far as to say that to smoke a pipe is a healthier practice than to take snuff.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER II
7  He hurriedly took a pinch of snuff.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V
8  She passed the valet, the snuff fell from the candle wick, and she saw Prince Andrew clearly with his arms outside the quilt, and such as she had always seen him.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXXI
9  Another pretext would be her snuff, which would seem too dry or too damp or not rubbed fine enough.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER XII
10  After these fits of irritability her face would grow yellow, and her maids knew by infallible symptoms when Belova would again be deaf, the snuff damp, and the countess' face yellow.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER XII
11  The fire had not then burnt unusually low, nor was the snuff of the candle very long; the candle, however, had been blown out.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVI
12  As he now appeared in his doorway, towelling his hands, Wemmick got on his great-coat and stood by to snuff out the candles.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXVI
13  Mr. Micawber extended his hand to each of us in succession, and then covered his face with his pocket-handkerchief, which I think had more snuff upon it than he was aware of.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Mr. MICAWBER'S GAUNTLET
14  I was turned over to him now, and when I saw him take his snuff and let the business go, I regretted my aunt's thousand pounds more than ever.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 39. WICKFIELD AND HEEP
15  That was mean of Wells to shoulder him into the square ditch because he would not swop his little snuff box for Wells's seasoned hacking chestnut, the conqueror of forty.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 1
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