Heralded by the snuffle of the horses, light began glimmering over a chaos of lines and shadows, pale as mother-o'-pearl.
From the stable came the snuffle and stamp of a feeding horse.
Do not whine or snuffle, but get ahead in the world while you can.
snuffle and wheeze—snuffle and wheeze of the asthmatic Chinamans breathing.
He walks with haughty paces: He snuffles all he snuffle can: "He scents the Jesuits' traces."
"You snuffle like a horse when he smells oats," joked the colonel.
No sound was heard but the snuffle that came from the plush arm-chair opposite, where Miss Pritchett was audibly weeping.
If he snuffle at the nose, he must snuffle cheerfully and with hope.
I mean to say, when they snift they snift, and when they snuffle they—as it were—snuffle.
And you'll find one of 'em a native born comique who'll make you crack sides with a kick or a snuffle.
1580s, from Dutch or Flemish snuffelen "to sniff about, pry," related to Dutch and Flemish snuffen "to sniff" (see snuff (v.2)). Related: Snuffled; snuffling.
1764, "sound made by snuffling," from snuffle (v.). Old English had snofl (n.) "phlegm, mucus." The snuffles "troublesome mucous discharge from the nostrils" is from 1770.
snuffle snuf·fle (snŭf'əl)
v. snuf·fled, snuf·fling, snuf·fles
To breathe noisily, as through a blocked nose. n.
The act of snuffling.
snuffles Obstructed nasal respiration, especially in a newborn, sometimes due to congenital syphilis.