g1smd - 7:41 pm on Feb 12, 2005 (gmt 0)
I just checked a few listings. I used a search query which was the name of an ODP category (just the final part of the name, not the whole ODP path) and most of the sites in the first few pages have the ODP description as the snippet. It was easy to check as I was the one who wrote most of those descriptions. I then checked several other searches and saw the same thing. Yes, Google is using ODP descriptions in the snippet.