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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SNIPING

The guns are booming away, but the sniping has decreased to-day.

All was quiet, except for a few 'sniping' shots from the top of Surgham.

Can you imagine those Dutchmen sniping at me with an eight-inch gun?

The Premier ended with a plea for a truce to political "sniping."

The fire had dwindled to sniping only, but we could see the lights of the Turks.

By way of finish I will tell you of a little incident of sniping.

This was quite fair and square fighting, for sniping is legitimate.

There was some sniping from the hill-slope afterwards, and two were wounded.

That was the ideal life for a soldierlaying out and sniping the foe.

Sniping was the job for a he-man, if one had to be away from home at all.

WORD ORIGIN

long-billed marsh bird, early 14c., from Old Norse -snipa in myrisnipa "moor snipe;" perhaps a common Germanic term (cf. Old Saxon sneppa, Middle Dutch snippe, Dutch snip, Old High German snepfa, German Schnepfe "snipe," Swedish snäppa "sandpiper"), perhaps originally "snipper." The Old English name was snite, which is of uncertain derivation. An opprobrious term (cf. guttersnipe) since c.1600.

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