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?
"Ye'll find the weather a tough un, bime-by," drawled Mr. Snape, as he rolled a flour-barrel up the sand.
At the time of service Snape proceeded till they came to the place of naming: they said “Richard;”Curiosities of Puritan Nomenclature|Charles W. Bardsley
There was such a clever man at Bath—a Doctor Snape—he cured me at last—quite set me up.Wives and Daughters|Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
"'Tw'u'd take something bigger'n a smack," observed Mr. Snape, looking askance to see how Noll grasped the precious parcel.
The Signal people had hired the processional portion of Snape's for the late afternoon and early evening.The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns|Arnold Bennett