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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n snuffer a cone-shaped implement with a handle; for extinguishing candles
    • n snuffer a person who uses snuff
    • n snuffer a person who snuffs out candles
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Snuffer One who snuffs.
    • Snuffer (Zoöl) The common porpoise.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n snuffer One who snuffs.
    • n snuffer A snuffing-pig or porpoise.
    • n snuffer plural An instrument for cropping the snuff of a candle, usually fitted with a close box to receive the burnt snuff and retain the smoke and smell. Also called pair of snuffers.
    • n snuffer Same as snuff-dish, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Snuffer one who snuffs
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. snuffen, snuf; Ger. schnaufen, to snuff.


In literature:

Neat snuffers, consisting of the thumb and forefinger polished on the hair, are to be found in each occupied room.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VIII (of X)" by Various
Snuffers, Trays, and Extinguishers.
"Chats on Household Curios" by Fred W. Burgess
Women brought tallow dips for lights, and curious candlesticks and snuffers.
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
There is nothing in the house but two tarts and a pair of snuffers.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
A squat, snug house, the eaves of whose steep gabled roof came down well over its two stories, like the snuffer on a candle.
"A Village of Vagabonds" by F. Berkeley Smith
Everywhere about were candlesticks and snuffers, for sometimes the room was brilliantly lighted.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
There are trunks full of caps and spectacles and old snuffers and no end of queer things.
"Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad" by Various
There was a single candle in the room, fluttering, and needing snuffing, but no snuffers.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
He took up the snuffers, coaxing the yellow flames to brighter promise, then set the candles before him on the table.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
The ponderous snuffers and snuffer-box are gone.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
So pass me those snuffers, and I will put out the candle, and we will go to bed.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 93, July, 1865" by Various
We must not let you be candle-snuffer to-night, or you will be putting them all out.
"Holiday House" by Catherine Sinclair
The former will be labelled as usual "for Smokers," the latter "for Snuffers.
"Mr. Punch's Railway Book"
The candle-snuffer was a theatrical post of some responsibility in those days.
"The Library Magazine of Select Foreign Literature" by Various
Arise take snuffers by the handle, There's a large cauliflower in each candle.
"Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends" by John Keats
But the snuffers were there still.
"Humorous Readings and Recitations" by Various
Snuffers was in the chair.
"Quodlibet" by John P. Kennedy
John Audley sighed, and removing his eyes, poked the wick of the candle with the snuffers.
"The Great House" by Stanley J. Weyman
The candlestick had no snuffers.
"Retrospect of Western Travel, Volume I (of 2)" by Harriet Martineau
A fifth had a pair of abnormal candle-snuffers.
"The Brownies and Prince Florimel" by Palmer Cox

In poetry:

"I proved the prophets false, I pricked
The bubble of perfection,
And clapped upon their inner light
The snuffers of election.
"A Spiritual Manifestation" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Well, Time with his snuffers is prowling about
And his shaky old fingers will soon snuff us out;
There's a hint for us all in each pendulum tick,
For we're low in the tallow and long in the wick.
"The Smiling Listener" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Sniff out a candle snuffer 's value.
In the days when candles were essential, chamber sticks traditionally had conical snuffers attached to the handle of the small tray.
Scissors-shaped snuffers were used to accomplish this function.
Snuffer 's Restaurant & Bar.
Always among the contenders for best burger, Snuffer 's has so many good ones that it's hard to pull the trigger.
Readers' Choice: Snuffer's, various locations.
Sniff out a candle snuffer's value.

In science:

We missed our chance to buy some but have hopes that stones from the Great Wall might make their appearance on the open market, like the ones from London Bridge some years ago (yes; it serves as a candle snuffer).
Astrophysics in 2006