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s nowt

  • n  a long projecting or anterior elongation of an animal's head; especially the nose
  • n  informal terms for the nose
  • n  beaklike projection of the anterior part of the head of certain insects such as e.g. weevils

  • Still, it often takes a real brain to differentiate terms in context: the word trunk can refer to a suitcase, a car hatch or an elephant's snout, for example.
  • Just when you thought it was safe to rent a DVD, what pops its snout up? Jaws, back again, in a spiffed-up digital package.
  • The result was one of the most curiously proportioned cars ever, with a long low snout, long front overhang and a truncated tail, like the tail snapped off a salamander.
News & Articles

  • VIDEO: Dogs hangin' out car windows & loving life
    While us humans will never understand the glory of a wind-whipped snout, there is really nothing cuter than a dog catching some smells out of the window.
    June 14, 2013 - FOX 19 Cincinnati
  • Snoutless Dog Receives Hero's Welcome
    A famed dog that lost her snout and upper jaw saving two girls' lives in the Philippines returned home to a hero's welcome after months of treatment at UC Davis. Photo Credit: UC Davis
    June 11, 2013 - NBC Bay Area

  • Danny Green in Sydney Morning Herald
    I like to push the envelope, but the lion cage was the scariest,Green said. "I followed the two blokes in but one of the lionesses came and butted me in the midriff." "One of the trainers told me to punch her on the snout but I...
  • Brian Dowling in The Sun
    Camp TV host Brian, 29, said: "I live on takeaways ? I've the attitude of a student." "I can cook only omelettes and toast, I am really, really bad. I love burgers and chips with ketchup. I shudder at the thought of cooking a pig's snout or...
  • Tony Woodley in Morning Star Online
    Unite joint general secretary Tony Woodley said: "This is extraordinary hypocrisy from the Tories. Their union-baiting charge is being led by someone with his snout in BA's trough."

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