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For the love of goodness, Fritz, give me a snifter of tanglefoot!

But he was just a snifter short on that potent and undisciplined drink.

He turned, snifter in hand, and it was easy to see that his privations had tried him sorely.

But picking up the sail in other blows and picking it up in a Cape Horn snifter is a horse of another color.

At sunset he quit, easy winner, and went without taking so much as a "snifter."

WORD ORIGIN

1844, "a drink of liquor," earlier "a sniff," from a Scottish and northern English survival of an obsolete verb snift meaning "to sniff, snivel" (mid-14c.), of imitative origin (cf. sniff (v.)). Meaning "large bulbous stemmed glass for drinking brandy" is from 1937. The association of "drinking liquor" with words for "inhaling, snuffling" (e.g. snort (n.), snootful) is perhaps borrowed from snuff-taking and the nasal reaction to it.

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