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snark

 (snärk)
n. Slang
1. A snide, sarcastic, or disrespectful attitude: "On the issue of mainstream monotheistic religions and the irrationality behind many of religion's core tenets, scientists often set aside their skewers, their snark, and their impatient demand for proof, and instead don the calming cardigan of a kiddie-show host on public TV" (Natalie Angier).
2. Commentary expressing such an attitude: "He must now endure days of media scrutiny, schadenfreude from his rivals and an overflow of social media scorn, snark and satire" (Alessandra Stanley).

[Back-formation from snarky.]

snark v.

snark

(snɑːk)
n
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an imaginary creature in Lewis Carroll's poetry
2. (Poetry) an imaginary creature in Lewis Carroll's poetry

snark

- A blend of snake and shark by Lewis Carroll, it is a synonym for "snore" or "snort."
See also related terms for snake.
References in classic literature ?
And that, after all, Is the thing that one needs with a Snark.
The Beaver, who happened to hear the remark, Protested, with tears in its eyes, That not even the rapture of hunting the Snark Could atone for that dismal surprise!
When the Snark sailed on her long cruise from San Francisco there was nothing to drink on board.
And let me say right here that the doctor's job on the Snark at that time was a man's job.
I sweated out my thousand words a day, every day, except when the shock of fever smote me, or a couple of nasty squalls smote the Snark, in the morning.
And when we careened the Snark and had to work in the water to our necks between shocks of fever, I noted how raw trade rum helped the work along.
Cheap toilet paper," snarks Cathy, the master of the backhanded compliment and the best bit about this comedy.
There she goes, playing the victim, again," one Swift Snarks, which is likely playing on media criticism of herself.
The importance of these graphs arises also from the fact that several well known conjectures would have snarks as minimal counterexamples [10], among them Tutte's 5-Flow Conjecture [28], the 1-Factor Double Cover Conjecture [15], and the Cycle Double Cover Conjecture [24, 26].
Snarks are cyclically 4-edge-connected cubic graphs that do not allow a 3-edge-coloring.
This is covered in the next article in the series, 'Seeking the Snarks' -- (the snark is a mythical and hard to find creature in Lewis Carol's poem by the same name).
although common Snarks do no manner of harm, Yet, I feel it my duty to say, Some are Boojums--" The Bellman broke off in alarm, For the Baker had fainted away.