snail

Part of speech: noun

A slow moving mollusk with a spiral shell.

Part of speech: noun

A slow or lazy person.

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Usage examples "snail":

  1. Suddenly he heard his name called, and looking around to see whence the voice came, he noticed a large snail crawling out of some bushes. - "The Adventures of Pinocchio", C. Collodi--Pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini.
  2. Are there many of this kind of snail in the sea?" - "The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle", Hugh Lofting.
  3. Harry has left divers snail- shells fastened on pasteboard. - "Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman", Giberne Sieveking.