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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SNUG

Shall get to Ostend, or Rotterdam, safe and snug; thence to Paris.

And when you told me about the marriage, did not I say that I saw our way to a snug thing for life?

There was the little house, white as paint could make it, and snug in bowering foliage.

I feel as if there would be nothing so snug and comfortable as to die at once.'

It wouldn't be bad to keep a chance like this snug in the family.

There, she's singing it now, and we're snug;—tell me when she stops, and I'll stop myself.

When the door was shut, they were snug there even in winter.

He probably has his own joys and interests—wife, children, snug little home.

If this water was salt we'd be as snug as a couple of pickled mackerel.

“Think it makes nice, snug quarters,” was the prompt answer.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "compact, trim" (of a ship), especially "protected from the weather," perhaps from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse snoggr "short-haired," Old Swedish snygg, Old Danish snøg "neat, tidy," perhaps from PIE *kes- (1) "to scratch" (see xyster). Sense of "in a state of ease or comfort" first recorded 1620s. Meaning "fit closely" is first found 1838. Expression snug as a bug in a rug attested by 1769; earlier snug as a bee in a box (1706).

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