snootful


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snootful

(ˈsnuːtfʊl)
n
enough alcohol to make someone drunk
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During the pre-rut sparing matches, each buck gets a snootful of the others' forehead gland scent.
CODE BLUE * Code Blue guarantees each bottle of its Doe Estrous is collected from a specific, individual doe, which is what live, wild bucks are looking for when they inhale a snootful of the good stuff.
If you've ever stepped out on the back porch and sucked in a snootful of Somebody's-Burnin-BEEF!
Ford, in a 1978 speech to the National Restaurant Association, said the three-martini lunch was the epitome of American efficiency: "Where else can you get an earful, a bellyful and a snootful at the same timer?"
It's only 2,000 volts--just enough to give her a snootful. It isn't even for cattle.
I was sure the buck would avoid it like the plague, but once he got a snootful of the doe urine he trotted over to the pack, stretched his neck out, and inhaled the sexy aromas.
It meant taking a snootful of CS gas but that was better than being clobbered by a brick or a rubber bullet.
THE HEADLINE ON THE FRONT page of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette said a snootful: "LR tree-pollen count highest in 9 years."
Morris dies of a heart attack, and Frank inherits the struggling store, despite having asked and answered the question: "What kind of a man do you have to be to shut yourself up in an overgrown coffin and never once during the day, so help you, outside of going for your Yiddish newspaper, poke your beak out of the door for a snootful of air?
These are supposed to spot "troublemakers." Thus quickly does the pretext go from the exalted cause of opposing terrorism to catching guys with a snootful. What can be done will be.
(9) The friction Negro-Nisei interracialism entailed is demonstrated in her initial discomfort with the "inexhaustible" conversations about race that now surrounded her: "I got a snootful of it.