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Snapper   /snˈæpər/   Listen
Snapper

noun
1.
(football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback.  Synonym: center.
2.
Flesh of any of various important food fishes of warm seas.
3.
A party favor consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favor) that pops when pulled at both ends.  Synonyms: cracker, cracker bonbon.
4.
Australian food fish having a pinkish body with blue spots.  Synonym: Chrysophrys auratus.
5.
Any of several large sharp-toothed marine food and sport fishes of the family Lutjanidae of mainly tropical coastal waters.
6.
Large-headed turtle with powerful hooked jaws found in or near water; prone to bite.  Synonyms: Chelydra serpentina, common snapping turtle.



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"Snapper" Quotes from Famous Books



... Chance, let her snapper and stoyte on her way, [stumble, stagger] Be't to me, be't frae me, e'en let the jad gae: Come ease or come travail, come pleasure or pain, My warst word ...
— Robert Burns - How To Know Him • William Allan Neilson

... juvenile he grows, And at what extreme old age he'll close His schoolboy course, heaven only knows;— Some century hence, should he reach so far, And ourselves to witness it heaven condemn, We shall find him a sort of cub Old Parr, A whipper-snapper Methusalem; Nay, even should he make still longer stay of it, The boy'll want judgment, even to the day of it! Meanwhile, 'tis a serious, sad infliction; And day and night with awe I recall The late Mr. Matthews' solemn prediction, ...
— The Complete Poems of Sir Thomas Moore • Thomas Moore et al

... provincial officers, and that provincial generals and field officers should have no rank when a general or field officer holding a royal commission was present. The degradation of being ranked by every whipper-snapper who might hold a royal commission by virtue, perhaps, of being the bastard son of some nobleman's cast-off mistress was more than the temper of George Washington at least could bear, and when Governor Sharpe, general by the king's commission, and eager to secure the services of the best fighter ...
— George Washington, Vol. I • Henry Cabot Lodge

... life had of jabbing a man with surprises. For months he had been slowly and comfortably feeling his way into the lives of his children, patiently, conscientiously. But now without a word of warning in popped this young whipper-snapper, turning the whole house upside down! Another young person to be known, another life to be dug into, and with pick and shovel too! The job was far from pleasant. Would Deborah help him? Not at all. She believed ...
— His Family • Ernest Poole

... "That little whipper-snapper of a Kendall did that," said Wilton, in a low tone, to the disappointed candidate. "I was afraid of this when I saw him blowing ...
— Outward Bound - Or, Young America Afloat • Oliver Optic

... mistake! No! that is not the man who wrote Pickwick! What we saw was a dandified, pretty-boy-looking sort of figure, singularly young looking, I thought, with a slight flavour of the whipper-snapper genus of humanity. ...
— What I Remember, Volume 2 • Thomas Adolphus Trollope

... usin' your tongue on me, Logan you'll wear out the snapper on it. I'm on my way to the A ...
— Trailin'! • Max Brand

... this whipper-snapper o' a tade-eater has gotten the whup hand o' us; but we'll be upsides wi' him. The main thing is to get delay, so cut away, Tam Cargill, and tak' horse to Montrose for the sodgers. Spare na the spur, lad, an' gar them to understan' ...
— The Lighthouse • R.M. Ballantyne

... overhaul me." "And I presume the porpusses give it up in despair, don't they?" replied old Tom with a leer; "and yet I've seen the creatures playing before the bows of an English frigate at her speed, and laughing at her." "They never play their tricks with me, old snapper; if they do, I cut them in halves, and a-starn they go, head part floating one side, and tail part on the other." "But don't they join together again when they meet in your wake?" inquired Tom. "Shouldn't wonder," replied the American Captain. "My little craft ...
— The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; • Various

... Maroon of Gloucestershire, a private friend of Captain Barbary); who happened to be there, in a friendly way, to mention these little circumstances concerning the remarkably fine grey gelding to any real judge of a horse and quick snapper-up of a good thing, who might look in at that address as per advertisement. This gentleman, happening also to be the Plaintiff in the Tip case, referred Mr Plornish to his solicitor, and declined to treat with Mr Plornish, or even to endure his presence ...
— Little Dorrit • Charles Dickens

... above my mantel-piece—'Woman's Dignity; developed in Dialogues?' Without that she never would have found out that I could not be a sympathizing companion without the advantages of travel, and I never should have left number four, to be quarrelled with by every whipper-snapper of a soldier, and dragged to death by a woman unknown—a synonymous personage, as Mrs M. would say, that I encountered in a coach. 'Pon my word, ma'am," he added aloud, driven to desperation by fear of apoplexy from the speed they were ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 - Vol. 53, January, 1843 • Various

... you'll hear about it. I noticed three or four turn and look at me while he was speaking. It will be a pleasant piece of gossip; but if Mr. C— doesn't take care, I'll make this place too hot to hold him. I'm not the one to be set up as a target for any whipper-snapper ...
— Lessons in Life, For All Who Will Read Them • T. S. Arthur

... Tharon," said Curly in his soft Southern drawl, "if you feel that-a-way about it, w'y, I don't care what no little yellow-headed whipper-snapper from up Wyomin' way says ...
— Tharon of Lost Valley • Vingie E. Roe

... than I thought. How dare I? You whipper-snapper! How dare YOU have us all under your thumb? How dare YOU play the Gorgon to Gillian? How dare YOU cry your eyes out because my lovers had an unhappy ending? Go back to your dolls'-house! What does sixteen next June know ...
— Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard • Eleanor Farjeon

... family seems to awaken a slight apprehension in every mind around, as if each felt in danger of a reproof, for something either perpetrated or neglected. A woman who should go around her house with a small stinging snapper, which she habitually applied to those whom she met, would be encountered with feelings very much like those which are experienced by the inmates of a family where the mistress often uses her countenance and voice to inflict similar ...
— The American Woman's Home • Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe

... was the country fellow that turned up when we sounded the mort by Col-Dene. He seemed to spring up out of the ground. He is a snapper up of unconsidered trifles, I'll be bound. The fellow claimed the hide: he said the skin was ...
— A Cotswold Village • J. Arthur Gibbs

... ice-cream came snapper bonbons, filled with all sorts of things made of paper, and soon one boy was wearing an apron, another a nightcap, and the like. Dora got a yellow jacket, and Nellie a baker's cap, while Grace skipped around wearing a poke hat over a foot high. There was plenty of laughter, and the old folks ...
— The Rover Boys on the Farm - or Last Days at Putnam Hall • Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)

... superlative excellence, brilliant, delicate, accurate, life-like, and nature-like, is what none will dispute. Look at these turtles, models of real-estate owners as they are, Observe No. 13, Plate IV.,—"Chelydra Serpentina,"—"snapper", or "snappin' turtle," in the vernacular. He is out collecting rents from the naked-skinned reptiles, his brethren; in default thereof, taking the bodies of the aforesaid. Or behold No. 5, Plate VI., bewailing the wretchedness of those who ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. I., No. 3, January 1858 - A Magazine of Literature, Art, and Politics • Various

... Snapper, with his eyes fixed on vacancy, began to play the air over softly, when from further down the trench came a murmur of applause, that rose to a storm of hand-clappings and shouts of 'Bravo!' ...
— Between the Lines • Boyd Cable

... sheets. My father named me AUTOLYCUS, who, being as I am, littered under Mercury, was likewise a snapper-up of unconsidered trifles. With paste and scissors I procured this caparison; and my revenue is the uninquiring public; gallows and gaol are too powerful on the highway; picking and treadmilling are terrors to burglars; but ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 102, April 30, 1892 • Various

... course, but in fact no doubling: as, real, really; oral, orally; cruel, cruelly; civil, civilly; cool, coolly; wool, woolly. 4. Compounds, though they often remove the principal accent from the point of duplication, always retain the double letter: as, wit'snapper, kid'napper,[114] grass'hopper, duck'-legged, spur'galled, hot'spurred, broad'-brimmed, hare'-lipped, half-witted. So, compromitted and manumitted; but benefited ...
— The Grammar of English Grammars • Goold Brown

... writer is now abroad, so as not to be within reach, the manuscript has been put into the hands of a gentleman who has been more or less acquainted with Mr. Neal from his boyhood up, and he has consented to finish the article by bringing down the record to our day, and putting on what he calls a 'snapper.' ...
— The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No 3, September, 1862 - Devoted to Literature and National Policy. • Various

... lashed the sea into fury. The other giants were too frightened to speak or move, for they were quite certain there was magic being used against them, for strength alone could never have overthrown their 'Cap'en' like that, certainly not the strength of 'a little whipper-snapper like that there Corinoos.' ...
— Cornwall's Wonderland • Mabel Quiller-Couch

... "You impudent little whipper-snapper," roared Jack Curtiss, "if you weren't such a shrimp I'd lick you for that remark, but you're all beneath my notice. All I want to say to you is keep away from my orchard or I'll ...
— The Boy Scouts of the Eagle Patrol • Howard Payson

... of arch triumph, which caused that diplomatist almost to choke with envy. Much as he had ingratiated himself with his aunt, she had never yet invited him to stay under her roof, and here was a young whipper-snapper, who at first sight was made ...
— Vanity Fair • William Makepeace Thackeray

... as a cat strikes when it hooks the fish out of the stream—he struck as the snapper on the end of a whiplash doubles back. And well and truly did ...
— Ronicky Doone • Max Brand

... were on two levels. He looked in the upper ones and found them deserted. The squads were on duty somewhere. He ran for the ladder to the lower level, took the wrong one, and ended up in a snapper-boat port. He had trained in the deadly little fighting rockets, and they never failed to interest him. But there wasn't time to admire them now. He went back up the ladder with two strong heaves, found the right ladder, and dropped down ...
— Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet • Harold Leland Goodwin

... for many previous days, the water has been beautifully clear. The massive anchor and the links of the chain-cable, which lay along the bottom, were distinctly visible upon the sand, full fifty feet below. Hundreds of fish—the grouper, the red snapper, the noble baracouta, the mullet, and many others, unknown to northern seas—played round the ship, occasionally rising to seize some floating food, that perchance had been thrown overboard. With my waking eye, I beheld the bottom of the sea as plainly as Clarence saw ...
— Journal of an African Cruiser • Horatio Bridge

... to me like that, you young whipper-snapper!" cried the old man. "I know what I'm a-doin'. I'm a-goin' to turn you over to the town authorities, an' that's all there is ...
— The Rover Boys at Colby Hall - or The Struggles of the Young Cadets • Arthur M. Winfield

... the name of the Lord," he said as he thought of all this; but he did not stop to analyse what he was saying. On this morning he would not enjoy his liberty, but desired that the letter-bag might be taken to Mr Snapper, the chaplain. ...
— The Last Chronicle of Barset • Anthony Trollope

... blustered Mr. Damon, "Tom Swift is neither a whipper-snapper nor is his machine a traction ...
— Tom Swift and his War Tank - or, Doing his Bit for Uncle Sam • Victor Appleton

... snapped up by some whipper-snapper that calls himself a lord? Not me, Mr. Graham,' said Mrs. Nicholson. 'The money that her uncle made by the Panmedicon is not going to be spent on horses, and worse, ...
— The Disentanglers • Andrew Lang



Words linked to "Snapper" :   food fish, percoidean, schoolmaster, Lutjanus analis, favor, football, family Lutjanidae, snap, party favor, genus Chelydra, sparid fish, yellowtail, favour, muttonfish, football game, Lutjanidae, saltwater fish, snapping turtle, Lutjanus griseus, Lutjanus apodus, percoid, percoid fish, Chrysophrys, Chelydra, party favour, lineman, genus Chrysophrys, Lutjanus blackfordi, Ocyurus chrysurus, sparid



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