Quotation by M.F.K. Fisher

... word-sniffing ... is an addiction, like glue—or snow—sniffing in a somewhat less destructive way, physically if not economically.... As an addict ... I am almost guiltily interested in converts to my own illness, and in a pinch I can recommend nearly any reasonable solace, whether or not it qualifies as a true descendant of Noah Webster.
M.F.K. Fisher (1908–1992), U.S. culinary writer and autobiographer. Cook's and Diner's Dictionary, Introduction (1968).

By "snow-sniffing," Fisher presumably meant inhaling cocaine.
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