snipe had been kicked out of his home, in the Bronx, and needed a place to crash.
They used their monologues to snipe at each other, with Letterman piling on Jay just for kicks.
A third stopped, and snipe trotted forward to chat to the driver.
The very disconcerting, twisting, flight of the snipe is one of these.
The only birds shot as game in the colony are quail and snipe.
Duck, widgeon, teal, and snipe; shooting free on Bishop's Mountain and Moenrin.
Would not the first of them who saw me wring my neck like a snipe's?
Commonly known as Harrison Halftown; belongs to the snipe clan.
But even if she is a public dancer, that snipe shouldn't have insulted her.
They can get snipe and partridges at Appleyard without much trouble.
long-billed marsh bird, early 14c., from Old Norse -snipa in myrisnipa "moor snipe;" perhaps a common Germanic term (cf. Old Saxon sneppa, Middle Dutch snippe, Dutch snip, Old High German snepfa, German Schnepfe "snipe," Swedish snäppa "sandpiper"), perhaps originally "snipper." The Old English name was snite, which is of uncertain derivation. An opprobrious term (cf. guttersnipe) since c.1600.
"shoot from a hidden place," 1773 (among British soldiers in India), in reference to hunting snipe as game, from snipe (n.). Figurative use from 1892. Related: Sniped; sniping.
[origin obscure, although apparently these, along with several other slang uses, both British and US, all refer somehow to the long-billed bird and its habits]