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Snout

snout
1. The long, projecting nose of a beast, as of swine.
2. The nose of a man; in contempt.
3. The nozzle of a pipe, hose, etc.
4. (Science: zoology) The anterior prolongation of the head of a gastropod; called also rostrum. The anterior prolongation of the head of weevils and allied beetles.
(Science: zoology) Snout beetle, any pyralid moth. See Pyralid.
Origin: OE. Snoute, probably of Scand, or Low German origin; cf. LG. Snute, D. Snuit, G. Schnauze, Sw. Snut, snyte, Dan. Snude, Icel. Snta to blow the nose; probably akin to E. Snuff, v.t. Cf. Snite, Snot, Snuff.


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