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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).
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SNEEVELACK, n. Also snivlek (Jak.). A snuff-box or snuff-horn (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., 1908 Jak. (1928)). Also in comb. snivlek-horn, id. (Jak.).

[Ad. Norw. dial. nyvel, a little horn, O.N. hnýfill, id., with prothetic s- and dim. ending -Ock.]

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"Sneevelack n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 12 Jun 2024 <>



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