“I would really love to meet him again all these years later,” snider said.
To his credit, snider was initially as defiant as his song encourages its listeners to be.
The men were armed with the snider, and were very stalwart and tall.
They had snider rifles, and it was evident they were there to see that nobody came out.
But there must have been several hundreds, and a very large portion were armed with snider and Martini-Henry rifles.
On the other hand, I am gratified to find that this old snider shoots so true.
One was a snider, taken at Maiwand, and bearing the number of the ill-fated regiment to which it had belonged.
It was a bullet hole; the sort of gap made by a heavy snider missile.
The enemy were armed with Martini-Henry and snider rifles and could fire from long ranges into the fort.
"Writ with a snider bullet, I take it," continued the trader.
1859, thieves' slang, "counterfeit, sham, bad, spurious," of unknown origin. Of persons, "cunning, sharp," from 1883. Sense of "sneering" is first attested 1933, perhaps via sense of "hypocrisy, malicious gossip" (1902). Related: Sneeringly.
Contemptible; mean; nasty, esp in an insinuating way • Now used nearly exclusively in reference to remarks and persons who make them: A woman gets nothing but snide remarks about her driving skills
[1859+; origin unknown]