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Close behind them came the fierce dogs, snarling at their very heels.

Looking around he saw the hideous face of Number Ten snarling into his.

It was not loud, and yet that light, snarling, sinister note was evident.

The two dogs were whimpering and snarling at his feet, but she took no notice of them.

When he dozed despite himself, the whimpering and snarling of the dogs aroused him.

He faced the boy, bristling and snarling, his sense of justice outraged.

They half circled about each other, tentatively, snarling and bristling.

As for snarling he could snarl more terribly than any dog, young or old, in camp.

In an hour the answer came, the snarling thought-answer of Dalis.

This will let it dry evenly and prevent all bunching and snarling.

WORD ORIGIN

"growl and bare the teeth," 1580s, perhaps from Dutch or Low German snarren "to rattle," probably of imitative origin (cf. German schnarren "to rattle," schnurren "to hum, buzz"). Meaning "speak in a harsh manner" first recorded 1690s. Related: Snarled; snarling.

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