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Definition of "snuff-taker" []

  • One who takes snuff, or inhales it into the nose. (noun)
  • The surf-scoter or surf-duck, Œdemia (Pelionetta) perspicillata: so called because the variegated colors of the beak suggest a careless snuff-taker's nose. See cut under Pelionetta. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "snuff-taker" in a sentence
  • "He was a snuff-taker, and it had been the pride of my heart to save the IPSA CORPORA of the first score of guineas I could hoard, and to have them converted into as tasteful a snuff-box as Rundell and Bridge could devise."
  • "They who use snuff, take it almost without being sensible that they take it, and the acute sense of smell is deadened, so as to feel hardly anything from so sharp a stimulus; yet deprive the snuff-taker of his box, and he is the most uneasy mortal in the world."
  • "One asked me if I had anything else — he was a snuff-taker — I said yes; and going home, returned with my translation of the"