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To breathe noisily, as through a blocked nose.
1. The act of snuffling.
2. snuffles Obstructed nasal respiration, especially in a newborn, sometimes due to congenital syphilis.
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Q. When you get sick (runny nose, cold, cough) do you still workout?

A. Hmm, depending on how sick I am, I will usually just workout anyway. I feel it mentally helps me.

Q. I got runny nose every morning and in the evening. Never had this problem before. Worst still is gardening. Why why why?

A. I have Janet Craig, and Corn plan Draceanas, Spider Plants, Chinese Evergreen, Weeping Fig, Pothos,and Peace Lilly; plus others. The largest are the Draceanas and those named are supposed to be among the best at cleaning toxins from the air. They Rubber Plants are a good choice but I'm running out of room! Jade may want some company!

Q. When seasons change , a lot of people suffer of runny nose and other common allergy symptoms , why is it always like that when seasons change ?

A. Seasonal changes tend to cause a lot of allergic reactions, and that is a known fact with no known mechanism. It is thought that perhaps the more atopic (bound to have allergies) people are, and with an atopic family histroy, they will develope more allergies during seasonal changes. One theory is that the environmental allergens, such as flower seeds or particles, tend to be in a higher shift and so they are more "in the air". Others believe it has to do with viral infections.

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I can hear the frustration in your letter about Tabitha's snuffling. I have heard that term before: "Chronic snufflers" are cats who have audible breath sounds emanating from their upper airways.
Talking of which, how awful to see Cherie Blair snuffling her way back to the campaign trail.
As for The Husband - well, if it's not his Restless Leg Syndrome making him throw his legs in the air and make little jerky movements which keep ME awake not HIM, he's either snuffling, snoring, sneezing or generally making noise.
Plus the added worry triggered by the presence of a slavering mutt lurking and snuffling with intent nearby soon had me protectively chomping away.
When recording companies are snuffling around film soundtracks and issuing them as 'classical', they could raise their eyes a lot higher and come upon the music of Tom Ingoldsby.
In the early days he was wild, and he remains so to this day; but he turns my heart with the compliment of noticing me, of snuffling my hair, responding to my talk.
Ruthin began to dominate the match snuffling out Dolgellau attacks with excellent defence and taking the try scoring opportunities when they came.
But all this lies ahead for our infant Prince As he, snuffling in his Mother''s arms Is blissful, unaware of future power and glory And we, his beaming subjects, pledge Our dedication, love, support and strength To help his boyish laugh reveal the story We toy soldiers shall replay past victories!
Over their lifetime, a person will suffer around 200 colds, leading to almost three years of wheezing and snuffling.
A few weeks later Mrs Bala told a visiting nurse her baby was snuffling, but she appeared to be at a normal stage of development for a premature baby.
All of them were fervent acolytes of Tony Blair who hasn't lifted his nose from the trough since he left No10, snuffling up some pounds 20million.
I find it nauseating that while MPs are snuffling in the deep trough they have created for themselves, they refuse a meaningful pay rise to the lowest paid public sector workers; they refuse life saving cancer drugs for terminally ill patients because the NHS is not given a budget for them; they close post offices because they are not profitable and so on.