What does the word snip mean?

Usage examples for snip

  1. It seemed so good, whilst settin' under a palm tree, seein' jinrikishas go by, and Chinas and Japans, to set and read about the dear ones in Jonesville, and the old mair and Snip. – Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife by Marietta Holley
  2. Thomas Hazard contributed to the quality of endurance in the breed by introducing into it the blood of " Old Snip." – Customs and Fashions in Old New England by Alice Morse Earle