Which preposition to use with snorting

of Occurrences 54%

I abandoned the unpleasant train of thought with a snort of disgust, but it had led me to another.

with Occurrences 21%

It snorts with eagerness.

in Occurrences 15%

The deer only increased the length of his bounds, and he too went plunging through the old woods, snorting in astonishment, and huge affright at what he had seen and heard.

of Occurrences 13%

The snorting of the locomotive broke in a measured beat through the roll of wheels; the rocks threw back confused echoes about the clanging cars.

at Occurrences 13%

We heard his snort at every bound across the island, and his plunge into the lake on the other side.

like Occurrences 10%

At length he raised his head, threw forward his long ears, gazed for a second intently at his enemies, and then appreciating his danger, snorted like a warhorse and plunged in a seeming desperation of terror towards the shore.

from Occurrences 8%

It was a sudden loud snorting from the shed behind the house and a dull trampling that came to him through the noise of the rising wind.

on Occurrences 3%

It so fortuned, as he was walking late one night, he found a country fellow dead drunk, snorting on a bulk; [3309]he caused his followers to bring him to his palace, and there stripping him of his old clothes, and attiring him after the court fashion, when he waked, he and they were all ready to attend upon his excellency, persuading him he was some great duke.

for Occurrences 1%

The loose horses did not leave camp, but kept up a constant running and snorting for some time.

behind Occurrences 1%

Sometimes it was motor-ambulances strung all along a level; or supply; or those eternal big guns coming round corners with trees chained on their long backs to puzzle aeroplanes, and their leafy, big-shell limbers snorting behind them.

into Occurrences 1%

" Sahwah gave a disgusted snort into the megaphone.

across Occurrences 1%

As the boat rounded a point, a deer started out from among the reeds on the right, and went dashing and snorting across the river directly in front of the boat, and five or six rods ahead, the water being only about two feet in depth.

near Occurrences 1%

The water-elephants, as the natives term the hippopotami, frequently came snorting near us, but fortunately did not touch our canoe.

as Occurrences 1%

He knows that some men who drink are unreliable, and that unreliable men are apt to represent unreliable houses and to sell unreliable goods, and he hasn't the time or the inclination to stop and find out that this particular salesman has simply had a mild snort as an appetizer and a gentle soother as a digester.

over Occurrences 1%

He rolled about like a tipsy man, holding on, in fact, far more by his spurs than by his knees, to the utter infuriation of Shiver-the-timbers, who kicked and snorted over the down like one of Mephistopheles's Demon-steeds.

round Occurrences 1%

In tranquil peace the gentle beeves Shall chew their cud through summer eves; No more shall that alarming warble Affright the calm of heifer or bull, And send them snorting round the croft With eyes of fear and tails aloft.

than Occurrences 1%

You see, there are a good many people in this country and only two of us, and it will be a lot harder for them to keep from sniffing and snorting than for us to do it.

through Occurrences 1%

We, in truth, were little less astonished than they, for we certainly expected no such game to be hiding there, and when they leaped up so suddenly and plunged away, crashing and snorting through the brush, it startled us somewhat; but our boats and guns were on the other side of the island, and we could only look on as they swam boldly to the shore without the power to harm them.

to Occurrences 1%

An engine snorts to and fro, shunting coal waggons on to the sidingcoal for the traction engines, and to be consumed in threshing out the golden harvest around.

among Occurrences 1%

But then, she did not know they were the blankets of the murdered Englishman, because of whose take-off the United States cutter nosed along the coast for a time, while its launches puffed and snorted among the secret inlets.

without Occurrences 1%

But when the Baltic norther snorts without, and mine ancient thigh-wound twinges down where my hand rests, naturally I have no better resource than to fall to the goose-quill.

in Occurrences 1%

Now some while after Niafer was asleep, and when the night was fairly advanced, you could hear a whizzing and a snorting in the air.

beneath Occurrences 1%

One wave of the conductor's hand, and the live engine springs snorting beneath you, as no Arab steed ever rushed over the desert.

after Occurrences 1%

In the sodden straw of her stall, Daisy, the mare, lay, heaving and snorting after her agony.

between Occurrences 1%

At the end of the third second Jimmy Sears put his hand to his mouth and snorted between his fingers.

Which preposition to use with  snorting