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snub

Nautical
a. an elastic shock absorber attached to a mooring line
b. (as modifier): a snub rope

snub

[snəb]
(mining engineering)
To increase the height of an undercut by means of explosives or otherwise.
To check the descent of a car by the turn of a rope around a post.
References in classic literature ?
Miss Cornelia liked Owen; but it was a matter of principle with her to visit any "high-falutin" language from a man with a snub.
Is not this a way which you have with the fair: one has a snub nose, and you praise his charming face; the hook-nose of another has, you say, a royal look; while he who is neither snub nor hooked has the grace of regularity: the dark visage is manly, the fair are children of the gods; and as to the sweet `honey pale,' as they are called, what is the very name but the invention of a lover who talks in diminutives, and is not adverse to paleness if appearing on the cheek of youth?
If it were more obtrusive it would trouble me less, for then I could snub him; but, as it is, he contrives to appear so really kind and thoughtful that I cannot do so without rudeness and seeming ingratitude.
It's such a snub to be told you put things splendidly.
At a particularly bad spot, where a ledge of barely submerged rocks jutted out into the river, Hans cast off the rope, and, while Thornton poled the boat out into the stream, ran down the bank with the end in his hand to snub the boat when it had cleared the ledge.
If you don't do as your mother tells you and are just gushing, frisky, young idiots, snubs will be your portion.
Sunday Mirror Sport can reveal TURN TO PAGE 64 PERSIE SNUB FROM BACK PAGE that the 31-year-old was hoping to win himself an Old Trafford reprieve, by putting in an impressive pre-season.
Minogue looked a bit hurt and dejected from Fielding's perhaps unintentional snub.
In fact, the snub has given me the motivation to work extra hard, and that's exactly what I'll be doing to regain my place in the national squad," he added.
Hughes, meanwhile, wants to know the plans of Ferdinand and the rest of the Rangers team before the game, and it is understood the QPR manager will announce whether his team's players will snub Terry's handshake at this afternoon's pre-match press conference following the meeting with his players.
In my submission, any purported snub by Ieuan Wyn Jones to Queen Elizabeth is dwarfed by her deliberate snub to our nation.
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