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ˈsnʌf əlsnuf·fle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. snuffle, sniffle, snivelverb

    the act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested)

  2. snuff, snuffleverb

    sniff or smell inquiringly

  3. snuffle, snivelverb

    snuff up mucus through the nose

  4. snivel, sniffle, blubber, blub, snuffleverb

    cry or whine with snuffling

    "Stop snivelling--you got yourself into this mess!"


  1. snufflenoun

    An act of snuffling; sniffing loudly

  2. snuffleverb

    to sniff with the nose loudly and audibly

  3. snuffleverb

    to make something or someone quiet.

  4. snuffleverb

    to travel in a car at the pace of a snail.

  5. snuffleverb

    to sniff or smell something very loudly; harsh

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Snuffleverb

    To speak through the nose; to breath hard through the nose.

    Etymology: snuffelen, Dutch.

    A water-spaniel came down the river, shewing that he hunted for a duck; and with a snuffling grace, disdaining that his smelling force could not as well prevail through the water as through the air, waited with his eye to see whether he could espy the duck’s getting up again. Philip Sidney.

    Bagpipes of the loudest drones,
    With snuffling broken-winded tones,
    Whose blasts of air in pockets shut,
    Sound filthier than from the gut. Hudibras.

    It came to the ape to deliver his opinion, who smelt and snuffled, and considered on’t. Roger L'Estrange.

    One clad in purple,
    Eats and recites some lamentable rhyme;
    Some senseless Phillis in a broken note,
    Snuffling at nose, and croaking in his throat. Dryden.


  1. snuffle

    Bernstein v. United States is a set of court cases brought by Daniel J. Bernstein challenging restrictions on the export of cryptography from the United States.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Snuffleverb

    to speak through the nose; to breathe through the nose when it is obstructed, so as to make a broken sound

  2. Snufflenoun

    the act of snuffing; a sound made by the air passing through the nose when obstructed

  3. Snufflenoun

    an affected nasal twang; hence, cant; hypocrisy

  4. Snufflenoun

    obstruction of the nose by mucus; nasal catarrh of infants or children

  5. Etymology: [Freq. of snuff, v.i.; akin to LG. snuffeln, G. schnffeln, D. snuffeln, Dan. snvle. Cf. Sniffle.]


  1. Snuffle

    Snuffle is an encryption system designed by Daniel J. Bernstein and the subject of his court case, Bernstein v. United States. Often lost in the discussion of Bernstein v. United States, the court case that overturned and eventually eliminated US export restrictions on cryptography, is that the subject of the case, Snuffle, was itself an attempt to bypass the regulations. Snuffle showed how to use a cryptographic hash function, which was legal to export, as a strong encryption system, which was illegal to export. The irony of the case was that it was not the hash that was illegal, but the software that showed how to use it. Snuffle source code is widely available on the Internet and included on the disks accompanying Bruce Schneier's Applied Cryptography. Although his court case was dismissed in October 2003, Bernstein still as of 2007 has not published his cryptography pages or the technical papers describing Snuffle. In early 2005, Bernstein submitted an updated version of Snuffle, called Snuffle 2005 based on his Salsa20 hash function, to the ECRYPT Stream Cipher project.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of snuffle in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of snuffle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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