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 Snarling Letter (Latin, lit’era cani’na).Sneezed. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sneck Posset.
 
To give one a sneck posset is to slam the door in his face (Cumberland and Westmoreland). The “sneck” or snick is the latch of a door, and to “sneck the door in one’s face” is to shut a person out. Mrs. Browning speaks of “nicking” the door.   1
       
“The lady closed
       
That door, and nicked the lock.”
       
Aurora Leigh, book vi. line 1,067.
   Probably allied to niche, to put the latch into its niche.   2
 


 Snarling Letter (Latin, lit’era cani’na).Sneezed. 

 
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