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    Smile snip-snap

    Hello.
    I'm wondering what 'snip-snap' sound means exactly in the context below.
    (I don't think it's from scissors.)
    Is it a just cracking sound from the cracks of doors?


    Mama opened windows wide,
    turned off the lights, crawled into bed
    and drifted off to sleep.

    Tick-tock, the clock.
    Snip-snap, the cracks.

    Then...
    ROAWR!

    (A boy in the picture book is thinking there's a bear in the house.)

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    Default Re: snip-snap

    I think it is in this context, though normally I would associate it with something metallic like scissors.

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    Default Re: snip-snap

    I'd say it means cracks in the floor. It's almost universal that wooden floors makes noises - they're normally called 'creaks', not cracks, and they're not caused by cracks, but by warps in the wood.
    I wouldn't use 'snip snap' for that sound either - 'crick-crack' maybe.

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    Default Re: snip-snap

    Thank you^^

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