sniffle

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sniffle

(snĭf′əl)
intr.v. snif·fled, snif·fling, snif·fles
1. To inhale or exhale audibly through a runny or congested nose.
2. To weep or whimper lightly.
n.
1. The act or sound of sniffling.
2. sniffles A condition, such as a head cold, accompanied by congestion of the nose. Used with the.

snif′fler n.
snif′fly (snĭf′ə-lē, snĭf′lē) adj.
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Wobbly lower lips, sniffly noses, tears blinked back and the silent, desperate plea: Don't let me cry in front of the others.
Hardy passengers could be deputized, arresting sniffly ``terrorists'' attempting to board international flights with nasty coughs.