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snuff

(snŭf),
1. To inhale forcibly through the nose.
2. Finely powdered tobacco used by inhalation through the nose or applied to the gums.
3. Any medicated powder applied by insufflation to the nasal mucous membrane.
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snuff

(snŭf)
n.
1.
a. A preparation of finely pulverized tobacco that can be drawn up into the nostrils by inhaling. Also called smokeless tobacco.
b. The quantity of this tobacco that is inhaled at a single time; a pinch.
2. See dip.
3. A powdery substance, such as a medicine, taken by inhaling.
intr.v. snuffed, snuffing, snuffs
To use or inhale snuff.

snuff

a powder that is inhaled through the nostrils.

chewing tobacco

A form of smokeless tobacco sold as a shredded product, in contrast to dipping tobacco in which the tobacco leaves are ground.

Health effects
Oral cancer; often disfiguring due to heroic surgery.

snuff

Substance abuse A smokeless tobacco consumed by snorting; snuff may be more dangerous than smoking 1 pack of cigarettes/day, and have 2-fold more carcinogens. See Smokeless tobacco, smoking.

snuff

(snŭf)
1. To inhale forcibly through the nose.
2. Finely powdered tobacco used by inhalation through the nose or application to the gums.
3. Any medicated powder applied by insufflation to the nasal mucous membrane.

snuff

(snŭf)
1. To inhale forcibly through the nose.
2. Finely powdered tobacco used by nasal inhalation or applied to the gums.
3. Any medicated powder applied by insufflation to the nasal mucous membrane.

snuff,

snuff dipper's lesion,
n a white or discolored lesion of the oral mucosa occurring at the site at which the powdered tobacco is retained. Malignant transformations are not common but do occur, usually as low-grade verrucous carcinomas.
References in classic literature ?
I am perfectly sure it isn't," answered Father Brown, "only you said that nobody could connect snuff and diamonds and clockwork and candles.
The snuff he employed as the fiercest French criminals have used pepper: to fling it suddenly in dense masses in the face of a captor or pursuer.
Snuff is the one great luxury of such Scotch shepherds; it's the one thing with which you can bribe them.
I only suggested that because you said one could not plausibly connect snuff with clockwork or candles with bright stones.
Because this is serious," answered Brown; "this is not spilt snuff or loose pebbles, that might be there for a hundred reasons.
Perhaps you can make a torture out of snuff and bamboo.
My friend," said Flambeau, turning in a kind of fury, "what does all that snuff mean?
Snuff, spoilt Prayer Books, and the insides of musical boxes--what--"
I understood the snuff and clockwork, and so on, when I first opened my eyes this morning.
The only question is, whether the gentleman, being on the ground, must not be considered, as a matter of form, to be the individual who insulted our friend, Doctor Slammer, yesterday evening, whether he is really that individual or not;' and having delivered this suggestion, with a very sage and mysterious air, the man with the camp-stool took a large pinch of snuff, and looked profoundly round, with the air of an authority in such matters.
This immovability of face, and the habit of taking a pinch of snuff before he gave an answer, made him trebly oracular to Mr.
Riley's gravity gave way, and he shook a little under the application of his pinch of snuff before he said,--