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ring-tailed snorter

1. old-fashioned A pig, referring to its curly ("ringed") tail and distinctive snorting. My city-slicker cousin couldn't tell a ring-tailed snorter from a cockerel, so I don't know why he'd want to come work on our farm for the summer.
2. old-fashioned A showy, eccentric, or outlandish person. Old Bill was a real ring-tailed snorter. He'd show up wearing the wildest outfits, with a personality bigger than could fit the room.
3. old-fashioned A fierce, enthusiastic, and energetic person. We pride ourselves on being ring-tailed snorters when it comes to selling your property at the best price possible.
4. old-fashioned An arrogant, pigheaded person. The new manager doesn't do a lick of work himself, just pushing other people around instead. A real ring-tailed snorter, in the words of my grandmother
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An exceptionally funny joke. My dad told a ripsnorter at dinner last night that had us in stitches for hours. The stand-up comic got some good laughs throughout her whole show, but she had one ripsnorter toward the end that had the entire audience hooting and cheering.


Rur. a remarkable person or thing; a hilarious joke. Old Fred is a real ripsnorter. Her new car is a rip-snorter, I tell you. Let me tell you a ripsnorter about a farmer and his cow.

ringtailed snorter

n. someone or something energetic and powerful. Ask that ringtailed snorter to calm down and come over here for a minute.
See also: ringtail, snorter

rip snorter

n. a remarkable person or thing; a hilarious joke. (Folksy.) Old Fred is a real rip snorter.
See also: rip, snorter
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One day in an antique shop, I found a miniature short snorter, a single 10-cent military note with "Okinawa May 17, 1945" written on it in blue fountain pen ink.
Swansea's defence was dormant - apart from one snorter of an all-embracing tackle by James Goode on Gareth Bowen - and Newport made use of the open spaces they were gifted.
Vijay hit five boundaries but gloved a snorter from Tsotsobe to wicketkeeper Mark Boucher which left India reeling at 40 for two.
JO BLOW Strauss is pinned back by a snorter from Morkel as England fail their Test of character HARPER'S BIZARRE: Things could have been different for Andrew Strauss and his team but for a catalogue of contentious decisions from third umpire Daryl Harper - the latest overturning a seeming catch from AB de Villiers off Graeme Swann
Unlike in Adelaide, however, when he was bowled by spinner Suliemann Benn after attempting a full-blooded pull shot, or in Perth, where he copped a snorter of a delivery from Kemar Roach, the manner of his dismissal in Melbourne was simply bemusing.
Samit Patel was given a lifeline first ball of the morning when a snorter from Harmison found the edge, but Smith, despite getting a solid hand to the ball, was unable to hold on to it.
For one, the snorter of a straight bouncer from Aussie pace man Peter Siddle which crashed into the cage of Ravi Bopara's helmet at throat height like a Mike Tyson uppercut.
First he castled Sourav Ganguly with a snorter before Sidebottom got in on the act to dismiss night-watchman RP Singh.
A snorter had Scott caught behind, surprisingly bringing Phil Mustard in at four.
Faisal Iqbal got a snorter, Salman Butt made an error of judgment and obviously so did Imran Farhat," said coach Bob Woolmer.
He accounted for Matthew Wood with his first ball of the day when the opener gloved a lifter to James Pipe, and also struck former England batsman Anthony McGrath a painful blow on his left hand with another snorter.
Now listen to the laughter (groans don't count) and decide which category it fits: cackler, snorter, chuckler, sniggerer, howler, suppressed, giggler, or belly buster.
Wright struck first with a snorter which Will Smith edged behind, but Barker was the biggest threat.
Gautam Gambhir was the first to go caught by Mike Hussey in the gully region of a snorter from Starc.
Abhinav Mukund got a snorter that landed straight in slip's hands before Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh were both bullied by short-pitched bowling.