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Is this something you dreamed, Snick,” says I, “or is it a sample of your megaphone talk?

The stranger bent over him; then the deft “snick” of a sharp knife.

The snick of the key came next and they came into the hallway.

I heard the snick of the whips somewhere in the dust, and the fillies came back at a canter, very shocked and indignant.

A good drive at golf is quite as fine a thing to look at as a snick to the boundary on the cricket field.

"Snick up," according to Mr. Collier, is said to be "a term of contempt," of which the precise meaning seems to have been lost.

These quotations will clearly show that "sneck" or "snick" applies to a door; and that to sneck a door is to shut it.

One straight incision, one snick of a tendon, and it was all over without a stain on the white towel which lay beneath.

Both boys are batting steadily; no more boundary hits; a snick here, a snack there—and then—merciful Heavens!

Now look at the latest returns on the career of my old grammar school chum, Snick Butters.

WORD ORIGIN

1962, American English, from common pronunciation of SNCC, initialism for "Student Non-violent Co-ordinating Committee," black civil rights organization.

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