1. Any of various long-billed birds inhabiting marshy areas.
2. A shot from a concealed position.

verb intr.:
1. To shoot from a concealed position.
2. To criticize in a harsh and unfair way, especially anonymously.

ETYMOLOGY: Probably of Scandinavian origin. The shooting sense comes from the practice of snipe hunting. Earliest documented use: 1325.

SNILE - 1. the longest river in SAfrica
2. an ambivalent facial gesture, combining a sneer and a smile

STIPE - infinite reimbursement (payment without end)

SRIPE - the fruit is ready to eat