Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
†SNIVRI, n. Also sniverrie, snjivri in sense 1., and reduced forms snivi, sneevie in sense 2. [′snɪvri]
1. A home-made wooden button, esp. one used as a button for a leather or oilskin jacket (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928), 1914 Angus Gl.); a catch or fastener, in gen. Also in comb. snivri-pin, id. (Jak.).
Sh. 1949 J. Gray Lowrie 141:
He grippid tree sniverries apo da tap, an' hit wis open apo da meenit.
2. A short wooden pin used as a fish-hook; the wooden pin to which the fish-hook is attached (Jak.). Also in comb. sniv(r)i-pin, sneevie-, id. (Ib).
Sh. 1892 Manson's Sh. Almanac:
I filled a sneevie pin wi tarrie wupins.
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