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snape

v.

also sneap, "to be hard upon, rebuke, revile, snub," early 14c., from Old Norse sneypa "to outrage, dishonor, disgrace," probably related to similar-sounding words meaning "cut" (cf. snip (v.)). Verbal meaning "bevel the end (of a timber) to fit an inclined surface" is of uncertain origin or connection. Snaiping "rebuking, reproaching, reviling" is attested from early 14c.

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  • snape is a dialect word for boggy ground, and Wong means a meadow.

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  • So sorry to hear your Husband's met with an Accident, Mrs. snape.

  • Then Mr. snape encountered a terrible disappointment, and Mr. Cœlebs was driven to confess his own disgrace.

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  • The Signal people had hired the processional portion of snape's for the late afternoon and early evening.

  • The Signal would have telephoned to snape's, but for the fact that a circus is never on the telephone.

  • At the time of service snape proceeded till they came to the place of naming: they said “Richard;”

  • "'Twon't take him long to find out arter he gets there," drawled Mr. snape.

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  • Mr. snape had taken the tiller, and Noll stood leaning over the rail by him, eager and watchful for the first look at Culm.

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  • "Ye'll find the weather a tough un, bime-by," drawled Mr. snape, as he rolled a flour-barrel up the sand.

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