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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SNUGLY

I warrant they have arranged it all snugly over their beer—snugly, snugly, the rogues!'

MacConnell took her hand and tucked it snugly under his arm.

There it lay securely, snugly; and it looked very fresh and beautiful.

Lying where he had placed her, snugly between the horses, Scott found Nan.

I found it all snugly fenced in, and under good cultivation.

Any appellation preceded by the adjective theoretical fitted them snugly.

The dry blankets are now brought quickly and snugly about the child.

They were under the tree in which he lay so snugly ensconced.

He had the bale taken to the consulate and snugly stowed in the back room.

Carrie arrived in due time, snugly wrapped in hood and shawl.

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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