sniffles


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snif·fle

 (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.

[Frequentative of sniff.]

snif′fler n.
snif′fly (snĭf′ə-lē, snĭf′lē) adj.

sniffles

(ˈsnɪfəlz) or

snuffles

pl n
1. (Medicine) the sniffles a cold in the head
2. (Medicine) the sniffling that sometimes accompanies weeping or prolonged crying
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It was ages since she had had a moment's conversation with her dearest Catherine; and, though she had such thousands of things to say to her, it appeared as if they were never to be together again; so, with sniffles of most exquisite misery, and the laughing eye of utter despondency, she bade her friend adieu and went on.
His eyes snapped vindictively, while his ears joyed in the sniffles she emitted.
Which instigates the moral reflection that life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating.
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TIGGY-WINKLE'S nose went sniffle, sniffle, snuffle, and her eyes went twinkle, twinkle; and she fetched another hot iron from the fire.
And I have such a cold in the head -- I can do nothing but sniffle, sigh and sneeze.
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