And great men set out from port in conditions that keep lesser men—such as myself—safe and snug on shore.
Eating turkey and pie in their home districts, no doubt, snug by the fire as visions of spending cuts dance in their heads.
It was a few weeks before Christmas but not all creatures were snug in bed.
We sit in the snug upstairs, drinking red wine and avoiding the storms raging outside.
The thick plastic black box, the size of a pack of cigarettes, is snug up against his tiny ankle.
With God's help I shall try to make a bright, snug and cosy home for you!
And when you told me about the marriage, did not I say that I saw our way to a snug thing for life?
Too snug to suit me, for, once my infant was safely barricaded, I felt the spirit of adventure rising.
There was the little house, white as paint could make it, and snug in bowering foliage.
It was delightfully wooded scenery through which we passed, and a snug little spot where we lunched.
1590s, "compact, trim" (of a ship), especially "protected from the weather," perhaps from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse snoggr "short-haired," Old Swedish snygg, Old Danish snøg "neat, tidy," perhaps from PIE *kes- (1) "to scratch" (see xyster). Sense of "in a state of ease or comfort" first recorded 1620s. Meaning "fit closely" is first found 1838. Expression snug as a bug in a rug attested by 1769; earlier snug as a bee in a box (1706).