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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).
This entry has not been updated since then but may contain minor corrections and revisions.

SNARK, v. 1. To snore, to snort (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl.). Also in Eng. dial.

2. To fret, grumble or find fault with one (Ayr. 1880 Jam.). Also in Eng. dial.

[Prob. related to M.L.Ger. snarken, = 1., of imit. orig. Cf. Snork. 2. may represent a different word. Cf. Narg.]

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