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

  Snug \Snug\, n. (Mach.)
     Same as Lug, n., 3.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Snug \Snug\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Snugged; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To lie close; to snuggle; to snudge; -- often with up, or
     together; as, a child snugs up to its mother.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Snug \Snug\, v. t.
     1. To place snugly. [R.] --Goldsmith.
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     2. To rub, as twine or rope, so as to make it smooth and
        improve the finish.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Snug \Snug\, a. [Compar. Snugger; superl. Snuggest.] [Prov.
     E. snug tight, handsome; cf. Icel. sn["o]ggr smooth, ODan.
     sn["o]g neat, Sw. snugg.]
     1. Close and warm; as, an infant lies snug.
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     2. Close; concealed; not exposed to notice.
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              Lie snug, and hear what critics say.  --Swift.
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     3. Compact, convenient, and comfortable; as, a snug farm,
        house, or property.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: offering safety; well protected or concealed; "a snug
             harbor"; "a snug hideout"
      2: fitting closely but comfortably; "a close fit" [syn: close,
         snug, close-fitting]
      3: well and tightly constructed; "a snug house"; "a snug little
      4: enjoying or affording comforting warmth and shelter
         especially in a small space; "a cozy nook near the fire";
         "snug in bed"; "a snug little apartment" [syn: cozy,
         cosy, snug]
      n 1: a small secluded room [syn: cubby, cubbyhole,
           snuggery, snug]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  143 Moby Thesaurus words for "snug":
     airtight, airworthy, anal, autistic, bashful, bold, brief, brusque,
     burrow, casual, cheerful, chipper, close, close-tongued,
     closemouthed, comfortable, comfy, commodious, compact, concise,
     contented, convenient, cosy, cozy, croodle, cuddle, curt,
     cushioned, cushiony, cushy, dinky, dissociable, dumb, dustproof,
     dusttight, easeful, easy, economical of words, fast, firm,
     fit for sea, friendly, gasproof, gastight, hermetic,
     hermetically sealed, homelike, homely, homey, homish, incompatible,
     indisposed to talk, insociable, intimate, laconic, lightproof,
     lighttight, lived-in, luxurious, mopey, mopish, morose, mum, mute,
     neat, nestle, nongregarious, nuzzle, oilproof, oiltight, orderly,
     peaceful, plain, quiet, rainproof, raintight, relaxing, reposeful,
     restful, roomy, sea-kindly, sealed, seaworthy, self-contained,
     self-sufficient, sheltered, shipshape, short, shut fast, silent,
     simple, sleek, slick, smart, smokeproof, smoketight, snug down,
     snug up, socially incompatible, soft, sparing of words, speechless,
     spick-and-span, spruce, staunch, stiff, stormproof, stormtight,
     sullen, taciturn, tender, terse, tidy, tight, tight-lipped,
     tongue-tied, trig, trim, tuck in, unclubbable, uncluttered,
     uncommunicative, uncompanionable, uncongenial, unfriendly,
     ungenial, unloquacious, unpretending, unsociable, unsocial,
     untalkative, warm, water-repellant, waterproof, watertight,
     weatherly, well-cared-for, well-groomed, well-to-do, windproof,
     windtight, word-bound, wordless

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