Hypertext Webster Gateway: "Snipping"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Snip \Snip\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Snipped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Snipping}.] [D. snippen; akin to G. schnippen.]
To cut off the nip or neb of, or to cut off at once with
shears or scissors; to clip off suddenly; to nip; hence, to
break off; to snatch away.

Curbed and snipped in my younger years by fear of my
parents from those vicious excrescences to which that
age was subject. --Fuller.

The captain seldom ordered anything out of the ship's
stores . . . but I snipped some of it for my own share.
--De Foe.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n : a small piece of anything (especially a piece that has been
snipped off) [syn: {snip}, {snippet}]

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