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rip-snorting mad

Extremely angry and agitated; infuriated. My mom was rip-snorting mad when I came home drunk at 2 AM. You've got to learn to stay out of the boss's way when he gets rip-snorting mad like that.
See also: mad

snort at someone or something

to show one's displeasure with someone or something by snorting. The customer snorted at the waiter for his surliness. The customer snorted at the prices and walked out.
See also: snort


n. a quick drink of whiskey from a bottle, flask, or jug. Jed offered the visitor a short-snort from a jar of shine.


1. tv. & in. to sniff (insufflate) a powdered drug, now usually cocaine. (Drugs.) Here, snort this.
2. n. a nasal dose of a drug, usually cocaine. I don’t want a snort. I’m clean, and I’m going to stay that way.
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The cloud-based Snort offering can be updated by downloading a new machine image and includes an intuitive user interface.
The researchers also recorded true and false snorts and played them back to female antelopes, to see if the ladies could tell the difference.
INM pre-processes the sFlow packets and sends the formatted samples to the Snort intrusion detection engine.
This team is also supported by the vast resources of the open source Snort community, making it the largest group dedicated to vulnerability research and advances in the network security industry.
Those who were elected to the OSSRC Board are truly committed to Snort rule development, and we're looking forward to working as a team to ensure the highest protection for users worldwide.
The researchers found that obstructive apnea, in which a sleeper snores with abrupt snorts and pauses, and obstructive hypopnea, which causes heavy, long, loud snoring, decreased blood flow to the brain in 80 percent and 76 percent of incidents, respectively.
Nasdaq: FIRE), the creator of Snort[R] and a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it has selected Darcie Cohee and Daniel Freer as the recipients of the 2011 Snort Scholarship.
The Sourcefire VRT certified rule set, which contain Snort rules that are written, tested and certified by Sourcefire's Vulnerability Research Team, will supplement StillSecure's existing sources for Snort rules.
Cocaine-users risk contracting hepatitis if they share rolled- up bank notes and straws to snort drugs.
Sourcefire is dedicated to providing customers with the best available protection, and offering Intel QuickAssist Pattern Matching Technology to Snort users will provide the increased detection speeds and reduced latency that high speed networks require," said Tom Ashoff, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Customer Support at Sourcefire.
Whenever the high notes aren't feeling that high or in the morning you're groggy, you snort salt water up your nose.
Nancy Reagan's battle cry in her war on drugs was "Just say no" -- a simple phrase that carries the implicit message that once you say "yes" and take a snort of cocaine or a swig of whiskey, or taste any intoxicating substance, you risk falling into dangerous, uncontrolled drug use.
Open Source Snort with Sourcefire VRT Rules Protects Cloud Deployments from the Latest Threats
Nasdaq:FIRE), the creator of Snort[R] and a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, today announced the recipients of its sixth annual Snort Scholarship Program.