It seems that "t" must have been in the earlier form, and then t->k.
Semantically 'snoot' is much closer to 'cock a snook' than the 'snook',
isn't it? 'To cock a snook' is almost interchangeable with 'snoot', it
seems, whereas it is not clear how to tie the 'snook' there.
Написано 27-ого января 2002-ого года, в воскресенье.
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