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 for snip
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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           Curbed and snipped in my younger years by fear of my
           parents from those vicious excrescences to which that
           age was subject.                         --Fuller.
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           The captain seldom ordered anything out of the ship's
           stores . . . but I snipped some of it for my own share.
                                                    --De Foe.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Snip \Snip\, n.
     1. A single cut, as with shears or scissors; a clip. --Shak.
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     2. A small shred; a bit cut off. --Wiseman.
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     3. A share; a snack. [Obs.] --L'Estrange
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     4. A tailor. [Slang] --Nares. C. Kingsley.
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     5. Small hand shears for cutting sheet metal.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a small piece of anything (especially a piece that has been
           snipped off) [syn: snip, snippet, snipping]
      2: the act of clipping or snipping [syn: clip, clipping,
      v 1: sever or remove by pinching or snipping; "nip off the
           flowers" [syn: nip, nip off, clip, snip, snip
      2: cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the
         plants in the garden" [syn: snip, clip, crop, trim,
         lop, dress, prune, cut back]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  175 Moby Thesaurus words for "snip":
     amputate, ax, bakehead, bantam, banty, bisect, bit, black gang,
     boilerman, breeze, bungs, butcher, butt, button, cabin boy, carve,
     chip, chips, chit, chop, chunk, cinch, cleave, clip, clipping,
     collop, commissary steward, complement, crop, crumb, cut, cut away,
     cut in two, cut off, cutting, deckhand, deckie, dichotomize,
     diminutive, dissever, dock, dollop, dot, drop, droplet, end,
     excise, featherweight, fingerling, fireman, fissure, fleck,
     flyspeck, fragment, gash, gnat, gob, gobbet, grain, gun loader,
     gunner, hack, halve, hand, hew, hospital steward, hunk, hussy,
     incise, incision, iota, jade, jigsaw, jot, lance,
     landing signalman, lightweight, lop, lump, mail orderly, malapert,
     microbe, microorganism, midge, mini, minikin, minim, minnow, minny,
     minutia, minutiae, mite, modicum, moiety, morceau, morsel, mote,
     mouse, navigator, nick, nip, nubbin, oiler, pare, paring, particle,
     patch, peewee, picnic, pie, piece, pinhead, pinpoint, pipe, point,
     pony, prune, purser, pushover, radio operator, rasher, remnant,
     rend, rive, roustabout, runt, saucebox, saw, scissor, scissors,
     scoop, scrap, sever, shard, shaving, shears, shiver, shred, shrimp,
     slash, slice, slip, slit, sliver, slut, small fry, smithereen,
     snack, snap, snatch, snick, snippet, snips, sparks, speck,
     splinter, split, steward, stewardess, stitch, stoker, stump,
     sunder, tag, tatter, tear, tit, tittle, torpedoman,
     vanishing point, wart, watch, whittle, wisp, yeoman

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