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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  • Now I knew going in there'd be no Hogwarts, but I only get FIVE MINUTES of Snape?

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    Oh No, 'Harry' Bored Me!

    Damon Lindelof

    November 19, 2010

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