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Definition of Snail

  • Any one of numerous species of terrestrial air-breathing gastropods belonging to the genus Helix and many allied genera of the family Helicidæ. They are abundant in nearly all parts of the world except the arctic regions, and feed almost entirely on vegetation; a land snail.
  • Any gastropod having a general resemblance to the true snails, including fresh-water and marine species. See Pond snail, under Pond, and Sea snail.
  • Hence, a drone; a slow-moving person or thing.
  • A spiral cam, or a flat piece of metal of spirally curved outline, used for giving motion to, or changing the position of, another part, as the hammer tail of a striking clock.
  • The pod of the sanil clover.
  • freshwater or marine or terrestrial gastropod mollusk usually having an external enclosing spiral shell
  • edible terrestrial snail usually served in the shell with a sauce of melted butter and garlic
  • gather snails

How to use snail in a sentence. Snail pronunciation.

Isn't the house of the snail as much to him as the turtle's shell to the turtle?
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It was a resurrection to his feelings, inferring that if the snail reached the ark and was saved, he too, "faint yet pursuing," might gain admission into heaven.
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There needs no other charm, nor conjuror, To raise infernal spirits up, but Fear, That makes men pull their horns in, like a snail, That’s both a prisoner to itself and jail; Draws more fantastic shapes than in the grains Of knotted wood, in some men’s crazy brains, When all the cocks they think they are, and bulls, Are only in the insides of their skulls.
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Surely Mrs. Seal must realize that Mary had been extraordinarily efficient? "But we go at such a snail's pace," said Sally, shaking her head impatiently.
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Why, if spirits like ours were not produced every now and then, the world would absolutely go fast asleep, but we rouse it by deranging the old order of things, force mankind to quicken their snail's pace, furnish a million of idlers with riddles which they puzzle their brains about without being able to comprehend, infuse some hundreds of new ideas into the heads of the great multitude, and, in short, are as useful to the world as tempests are, which dissipate those exhalations with which Nature otherwise would poison herself.
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In a 100-yard dash a few men would be found to be particularly fast, a few others would trail away behind at a snail's pace, while the big crowd of men would make the distance in "average time.
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I am still twelve months or so from the end of my Task; very uncertain often whether I can, even at this snail's pace, hold out so long.
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The snail carries its eyes in telescopic watch-towers.
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Lubbock is rather disposed to decry the visual powers of the snail;[10] my conclusions, drawn from personal observations, are, however, directly the opposite.
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Actual experimentation declares that the garden snail can see a moving white object, such as a ball of cotton or twine, at a distance of two feet.
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The ball was made to describe a pendulum-like movement to and fro in front of the snail on a level with the tips of its horns.
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Time and again I have seen a snail draw in its horns when it perceived the white ball, to it an unknown and terror-inspiring object.
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Dark-colored objects are not so readily perceived; at least, snails do not give any evidence of having seen them until they are brought within a foot of the creatures under observation.
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A snail will generally see a black ball at twelve or fourteen inches; sometimes it will not perceive the ball, however, until it has been brought to within six or eight inches of its eyestalks.
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During the season of courtship snails easily perceive one another at the distance of eighteen or twenty inches.
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The emotional natures of snails, as far as love and affection are concerned, seem to be highly developed, and they show plainly by their actions, when courting, the tenderness they feel for each other.
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Mantagazza, a distinguished Italian scientist, in his _Physiognomy and Expression_, writes as follows: "As long as I live I shall never see anything equal to the loving tenderness of two snails, who, having in turn launched their little stone darts (as in prehistoric times), caress and embrace each other with a grace that might arouse the envy of the most refined epicurean."[12] [10] Lubbock, _loc.
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Darwin tells us that two snails, one of them an invalid, the other in perfect health, lived in the garden of one of his friends.
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The healthy snail must have used its sight, as well as its other senses, to some purpose, for, if my memory serves me correctly, we are told that the sick snail rapidly regained its health amid its new surroundings.
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The crayfish also has its eyes at the tips of eyestalks, but the eyes of this creature are very different, indeed, from the eyes of the snail.
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Examples of Snail

Example #1
Then he would buy my Colisyum, and I wouldn't sell it for all his puffball lordship might offer.
Example #2
Possession's nine points were with me; and here I sat and faced him; and here he stormed, and would do this and should do that; and I went on with my work.
Example #3
The poor invalid, in a dejected, half desponding tone, replied, "But slowly I fear," intimating that he was creeping along only at a poor pace.
Example #4
ALL THE MONEY HE HAD.
Example #5
Luke, XII, 17-20; see also 291.
Example #6
He that rectifies a crooked stick bends it the contrary way, so must he that would reform a vice learn to affect its mere contrary, and in time he shall see the springing blossoms of a happy restoration.