snip

Part of speech: verb

To cut with a short, light stroke of scissors.

Part of speech: verb

To make snips; clip.

Part of speech: noun

An act of snipping; a clip; bit snipped off.

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Usage examples "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", 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", Alice Morse Earle.
  3. " Go back and read those Situations Wanted over again, Jerry," she commanded with a decisive snip of the elastic she was cunningly inserting into more new rompers for Timothy. - "Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories", Kathleen Norris.