Snail-like
Snail-like \Snail"-like`\, adv. In the manner of a snail; slowly. [1913 Webster]

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  • Snail-like — a. Like or suiting a snail; as, snail like progress. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snail´like´ — snail «snayl», noun. 1. a small, soft bodied mollusk that crawls very slowly. Most snails have spiral shells on their backs into which they can pull back for protection. There are land snails, freshwater snails, and marine snails. Snails are… …   Useful english dictionary

  • snail-like — snailˈ like adjective and adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑snail …   Useful english dictionary

  • Snail — For other uses, see Snail (disambiguation). For sea snails, see Sea snail. For slugs, see Slug. Helix pomatia, a species of land snail …   Wikipedia

  • snail — [OE] Snail, like German dialect schnägel, Swedish snigel, and Danish snegl, comes from a prehistoric Germanic base *snag , *sneg ‘crawl’, which also produced German schnecke ‘snail’ and English snake. Lithuanian snāke ‘snail’ is a distant… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • snail — [OE] Snail, like German dialect schnägel, Swedish snigel, and Danish snegl, comes from a prehistoric Germanic base *snag , *sneg ‘crawl’, which also produced German schnecke ‘snail’ and English snake. Lithuanian snāke ‘snail’ is a distant… …   Word origins

  • snail — n. any slow moving gastropod mollusc with a spiral shell able to enclose the whole body. Phrases and idioms: snail s pace a very slow movement. Derivatives: snail like adj. Etymology: OE snaeligg(e)l f. Gmc …   Useful english dictionary

  • Snail — (sn[=a]l), n. [OE. snaile, AS. sn[ae]gel, snegel, sn[ae]gl; akin to G. schnecke, OHG. snecko, Dan. snegl, Icel. snigill.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of terrestrial air breathing gastropods belonging to the genus Helix and many… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snail borer — Snail Snail (sn[=a]l), n. [OE. snaile, AS. sn[ae]gel, snegel, sn[ae]gl; akin to G. schnecke, OHG. snecko, Dan. snegl, Icel. snigill.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of terrestrial air breathing gastropods belonging to the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snail clover — Snail Snail (sn[=a]l), n. [OE. snaile, AS. sn[ae]gel, snegel, sn[ae]gl; akin to G. schnecke, OHG. snecko, Dan. snegl, Icel. snigill.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of terrestrial air breathing gastropods belonging to the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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