snick

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snick

1. a knot in thread, etc.
2. Cricket
a. a glancing blow off the edge of the bat
b. the ball so hit
References in classic literature ?
Then it grew louder, and suddenly there came from the window a sharp metallic snick.
With a little more luck and some snicks going to hand instead of into gaps, we could have actually made a close game of it.
If Andrew Strauss wins the toss and fields then he will be hoping for plenty of snicks from England's in-form pace attack.
Rather than a stop pin to serve as a blade stop, Reeve has ingeniously used ambidextrous thumb studs to do the job, and these have rubber O-rings to serve as "shock absorbers" when the blade snicks into the open position.