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I must have a care I don't get some of that snuff out of his nose.

People often made their own snuff out of roll tobacco, by means of rasps.

She was good to me many a time, and give me snuff out of her box.

I'd lash the beggar to a tree and leave him to snuff out for hisself.

If I've got to carry it—beyond—I pray God will snuff out my soul—like a candle!

At the conclusion of the feast, Willis took a pinch of snuff out of a canister.

It was incredible that fate itself should snuff out in a day that spark of fire.

We hain't got no discippline, or we'd a cleaned them fellers out quick as Forty could snuff out a fire.

But in that case I should be very glad to respond to your suggestion, and to snuff out all my smaller disinclination.

It hardly seems worth while to be overfond of relative or friend whom a breath of wind may snuff out like a flame.

WORD ORIGIN

"to cut or pinch off the burned part of a candle wick," mid-15c., from noun snoffe "burned part of a candle wick" (late 14c.), of unknown origin, perhaps related to snuff (v.2). The meaning "to die" is from 1865; that of "to kill" is from 1932; snuff-film, originally an urban legend, is from 1975.

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