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Definition of Snift

Snift
Sniff Sniff, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sniffedor Snift; p. pr. & vb. n. Sniffing.] [OE. sneven; akin to snivel, snuff; cf. Dan. snive to sniff. See Snuff, v. t.] To draw air audibly up the nose; to snuff; -- sometimes done as a gesture of suspicion, offense, or contempt. So ye grow squeamish, gods, and sniff at heaven. --M. Arnold.
Snift
Snift Snift, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Snifted; p. pr. & vb. n. Snifting.] [From Sniff.] 1. To snort. [Obs.] ``Resentment expressed by snifting.' --Johnson. 2. To sniff; to snuff; to smell. It now appears that they were still snifing and hankering after their old quarters. --Landor.
Snift
Snift Snift, n. 1. A moment. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. 2. Slight snow; sleet. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.

Meaning of Snift from wikipedia

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- A snifting valve (sometimes snifter valve) is an automatic anti-vacuum valve used in a steam locomotive when coasting. The word Snift imitates the sound...
- with the moral and physical effects of snuff (1840) as Pollexenes Digit Snift, Dean of Brazen-Nose London, Robert Tyas. The epicure's almanac; or, Diary...
- (particularly on the London and North Eastern Railway) were ****ed with snifting valves which admitted air to the superheater when the locomotive was coasting...
- engine became "wind logged". To prevent this a release valve called a "snifting clack" or snifter valve was added near the bottom of the cylinder. This...
- difficult to procure. Another solution is to have a mechanism such as a snifting valve that automatically inserts a small bubble of air when the suction...
- rear of the locomotive for connecting locomotives and rail cars together. Snifting valve (not shown) — An anti-vacuum valve which permits air to be drawn...
- exhaust gases from the tubes are combined and p**** to the flue or chimney. Snifting valve Steam ac****ulator Steam drum a cylindrical vessel mounted at a high...
- lever. Side valves were driven via a gear-driven camshaft, with automatic snifting valve activation. The advantage of the design should have been very early...
- Steam drum Thermic siphon Water gauge Boiler peripherals Air preheater Boiler water Feedwater heater Feedwater pump Injector Snifting valve Superheater...
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