snail-paced
adjective Date: 1594 moving very slowly

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  • Snail-paced — a. Slow moving, like a snail. [1913 Webster] Bid the snail paced Ajax arm for shame. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snail-paced — [snāl′pāst΄] adj. very slow moving …   English World dictionary

  • snail-paced — /snayl payst /, adj. slow of pace or motion, like a snail; sluggish. [1585 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • snail-paced — /ˈsneɪl peɪst/ (say snayl payst) adjective slow of pace or motion, like a snail; sluggish …   Australian English dictionary

  • snail-paced — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : moving at or characterized by a snail s pace …   Useful english dictionary

  • snail-paced — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. snaillike, sluggish, crawling; see slow 1 , 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • Snail mail — or smail (from snail + mail) is a dysphemistic retronym named after the snail with its slow speed used to refer to letters and missives carried by conventional postal delivery services. The phrase refers to the lag time between dispatch of a… …   Wikipedia

  • snail's pace — snail s′ pace′ n. an extremely slow rate of progress • Etymology: 1400–50 snail′ paced , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • snail's pace — noun Etymology: Middle English snayles pas : an excessively slow pace or rate of speed business is progressing at a snail s pace * * * an extremely slow rate: The work progresses at a snail s pace. [1400 50; late ME] * * * snail s pace noun A… …   Useful english dictionary

  • snail-slow — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : snail paced …   Useful english dictionary

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