Definition of Snark
1. Proper noun. A fictional animal in ''Lewis Carroll’s'' ''(w The Hunting of the Snark)''. ¹
2. Noun. Snide remarks. ¹
3. Verb. To express oneself in a snarky fashion ¹
4. Verb. (obsolete) To snort. ¹
5. Noun. (mathematics) A graph in which every node has three branches, and the edges cannot be coloured in fewer than four colours without two edges of the same colour meeting at a point. ¹
6. Noun. (particles) A fluke or unrepeatable result or detection in an experiment. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Snark
1. an imaginary animal [n -S]
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Literary usage of Snark
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Viagens ethnographicas sul americanas: Argentina by Charmian London, Online Archive of California, Simoens da Silva (1921)
"My own book, I wish to mention here, "The Log of the snark," also published by The Mac- millan Company, gives, as its name implies, the consecutive ..."
2. The Weekly Reporter by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords, Great Britain. Privy Council, Great Britain. Supreme Court of Judicature (1899)
"THE snark.' some event other than the death or accident. But the answer to that argument is, I think, this—that the conditions in such cases are incidental ..."
3. The English Illustrated Magazine (1899)
"quite rejoiced when I saw that Mr. snark had a face of the most finished and ... Call me plain snark," says he, with his horrid little eyes glistening at a ..."
4. Maritime Notes and Queries: A Record of Shipping Law and Usage (1900)
"THE "snark." In the recent case of " The Owners of the Vesta v. the Owners of the snark," an important question of law was decided in the Admiralty Division ..."
5. A Victorian Anthology, 1837-1895: Selections Illustrating the Editor's by Edmund Clarence Stedman (1895)
"If it once becomes dark, there 's no chance of a snark — We have hardly a minute to waste ! " To the day when you took me aboard of " I skip forty years," ..."
6. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1917)
"New Repub 10:290-2 Ap 7 '17 Jl 7 '17 When Christus goes to battle, por Lit Digest Langdon, Beatrice Mrs Jack London's Log of the snark. ..."