snuff

Snuff \Snuff\, n. 1. The act of snuffing; perception by snuffing; a sniff. [1913 Webster] 2. Pulverized tobacco, etc., prepared to be taken into the nose; also, the amount taken at once. [1913 Webster] 3. Resentment, displeasure, or contempt, expressed by a snuffing of the nose. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] {Snuff dipping}. See {Dipping}, n., 5. {Snuff taker}, one who uses snuff by inhaling it through the nose. {To take it in snuff}, to be angry or offended. --Shak. {Up to snuff}, not likely to be imposed upon; knowing; acute. [Slang] [1913 Webster]