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sniff

(snĭf)
v. sniffed, sniffing, sniffs
v.intr.
1.
a. To inhale a short, audible breath through the nose, as in smelling something.
b. To sniffle.
2. To use the sense of smell, as in savoring or investigating: sniffed at the jar to see what it held.
3. To regard something in a contemptuous or dismissive manner: The critics sniffed at the adaptation of the novel to film.
4. Informal To pry; snoop: The reporters came sniffing around for more details.
v.tr.
1. To inhale forcibly through the nose: sniffed the cool morning air.
2. To smell, as in savoring or investigating: sniffed the lilacs; sniffed the breeze for traces of smoke.
3. To perceive or detect by or as if by sniffing: dogs that sniffed out the trail through the snow; sniffed trouble ahead.
4. To utter in a contemptuous or haughty manner: The countess sniffed her disapproval.
n.
1. An instance or the sound of sniffing.
2. Something sniffed or perceived by or as if by sniffing; a whiff: a sniff of perfume; a sniff of scandal.

sniff′a·ble adj.
sniff′er n.

sniff

(snif)
1. To inhale through the nostrils with the mouth closed.
2. To smell in short, quick inhalations.
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However, in DHC, apart from source and destination forwarding nodes, multiple ends can be sniffed on other forwarding nodes.
A survey of petrol sniffers in Maningrida found that unemployment increased significantly among people with a past history of sniffing, although the authors found it difficult to determine if the unemployment was the result of sniffing or that people sniffed because they were unemployed (Burns et al.
Since 2000, Buster has sniffed out more than pounds 150,000 worth of drugs, including a total haul of 33 ounces of heroin.
Then I realised there were other foods that left me feeling full up if I just sniffed them.
When they returned, Vanessa had sniffed the gas before running upstairs in the belief her mother was coming to the house.
947 (1995) (Plaintiffs in civil suit contended their constitutional rights were violated when a dog sniffed their vehicle and person at a roadblock near a prison entrance.
When volunteers sniffed in the absence of any odor, brain images showed that an area called the piriform cortex was most active.
The questions asked by the police were almost exclusively confined to the establishment of material facts (was this the first time her daughter had sniffed, did she know where she had obtained the glue', did she know whether she sniffed alone or with others).
2) Despite the gas' intoxicating smell, researchers have discovered that it can actually aid in the preservation of the mitochondria, only when sniffed in small dosages.
Volunteers spontaneously sniffed only when imagining smells, the researchers report in the November Nature Neuro-science.
The cyclist sniffed the gas he used to weld together his famous bike made from washing machine parts.
Students left their belongings in the room and went outside while the dogs sniffed their book bags and backpacks, officials said.