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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Snuff-mull a snuff-box
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. snuffen, snuf; Ger. schnaufen, to snuff.


In literature:

Sometimes I have carried a valuable bill home in my snuff-mull, when it was empty by chance.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, XXII" by various
On concluding his perorations, Tammas sent his snuff-mull round, but we had our own way of passing him a vote of thanks.
"A Window in Thrums" by J. M. Barrie
Meggy has long gone to the kirkyard, but the snuff-mull is still preserved.
"Auld Licht Idylls" by J. M. Barrie
Within an hour after I had left him, Waster Lunny walked into the school-house and handed me his snuff-mull, which I declined politely.
"The Little Minister" by J. M. Barrie
The shepherd took out his snuff-mull, helped himself, and handed the mull to the lonely wayfarer.
"The Best Psychic Stories" by Various

In poetry:

I make nae doubt some senseless guff,
May draw his mull, and take a snuff,
And blatter o'er your lifeless stuff,
Wi' sumphish glee,
But men o' knowledge will him scuff,
An' say ye lie.
"Address To Doggerels" by Susannah Hawkins