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snipe hunt

1. A practical joke in which the victim is sent on a hunt for a fictitious animal called a snipe. When I was in the Cub Scouts, the youngest members were always sent out on a snipe hunt by the counselors on the night of our first big campout.
2. By extension, any hunt, search, or quest for something that is fictitious, non-existent, elusive, or illusory. The president has pledged to make universal healthcare a reality, but I think he's really just on a snipe hunt.
See also: hunt, snipe

snipe at someone or something

1. Lit. to fire a weapon at someone or something from a concealed position. Someone with a rifle sniped at the troops as they went through the jungle. A rifleman was busy sniping at the platoon.
2. Fig. to make petty complaints attacking someone or something. Stop sniping at me and everything I do. Ken is always sniping at my reports.
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n. a cigarette or cigar butt. Down on skid row, a snipe won’t be on the sidewalk for ten seconds.
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Greenwood is so different from other communities, in that the feeling of community cannot only be felt but seen," Snipes notes.
The actor also shared that when he met Jackson, the legendary music-icon believed that Snipes was a real gang member.
Additionally, the cour documents stated Snipes "may be subject to arrest and punishment for contempt of court, and the court may take an order requiring [him] to pay reasonable attorney fees incurred by the judgment creditor in the proceeding.
Snipes belonged to a group that challenged the government's right to collect taxes.
Snipes, 48, was convicted in 2008 on three misdemeanour counts of wilful failure to file income tax returns.
But US District Judge Terrell Hodges said: "The defendant Snipes had a fair trial .
The defendant Snipes had a fair trial; he has had a full, fair and thorough review of his conviction and sentence.
Centuries ago, people in parts of northern Germany believed the peculiar sound produced by snipes came from a team of bleating goats pulling a chariot across the sky.
In documents filed to a Florida court on Monday, Snipes claims his defence team received emails after the trial from two jurors who claimed three others "told us Snipes was guilty before they even heard the evidence".
At his sentencing in April 2008, prosecutors said Snipes, a Florida native who has a residence in Windermere, had earned more than $38 million since 1999, but had filed no tax returns or paid any taxes.
But after the verdict in Atlanta, Georgia, prosecutors said another judge will now decide a date for Snipes to surrender himself.
But Snipes is generous and the Double Box is as sensual a love story as any I have ever read.
Shedra Amy Snipes since she was a little girl in Savannah, Ga.
Summary: American actor Wesley Snipes faced a ban on international travel following an alleged illegal trip to Dubai to attend the "world's biggest party" for the opening of a lavish hotel on
Actor Wesley Snipes has been sentenced to three years in prison for failing to file tax returns, the maximum penalty.