snail

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A slow person; a sluggard
Any of very many animals (either hermaphroditic or nonhermaphroditic), of the class Gastropoda, having a coiled shell
{n} a testaceous insect, slow person, drone
edible terrestrial snail usually served in the shell with a sauce of melted butter and garlic
The pod of the sanil clover
Any of very many animals, of the class Gastropoda, having a coiled shell
A member of a group of gastropod molluscs; most species secrete a spiral shell for protection Some species of snails don't make shells and are known as slugs
Snails are sensitive to their environment, some species preferring woodland, others grassland or open country, others wet or damp conditions, others dark or shaded locations, others underground, and so on The shells are durable and their presence – whether in kitchen middens or elsewhere – tells us something about the environment in which they lived
Hence, a drone; a slow-moving person or thing
They are abundant in nearly all parts of the world except the arctic regions, and feed almost entirely on vegetation; a land snail
Any one of numerous species of terrestrial air-breathing gastropods belonging to the genus Helix and many allied genera of the family Helicidæ
Any of the several species of terrestrial pulmonate gastropods used as human food
A tortoise; in ancient warfare, a movable roof or shed to protect besiegers; a testudo
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
freshwater or marine or terrestrial gastropod mollusk usually having an external enclosing spiral shell
Any gastropod having a general resemblance to the true snails, including fresh-water and marine species
a small animal with no legs; a soft slimy body; and a shell on its back
{i} gastropod mollusk with a coiled shell; slow person, sluggard
freshwater or marine or terrestrial gastropod mollusk usually having an external enclosing spiral shell gather snails; "We went snailing in the summer
A snail is a small animal with a long, soft body, no legs, and a spiral-shaped shell. Snails move very slowly
See Pond snail, under Pond, and Sea snail
gather snails; "We went snailing in the summer"
emphasis If you say that someone does something at a snail's pace, you are emphasizing that they are doing it very slowly, usually when you think it would be better if they did it much more quickly. The train was moving now at a snail's pace. Any species of gastropod that glides along on a broad tapered foot and has a high coiled shell into which it can withdraw. Snails are found in the ocean, in fresh waters, and on land. Most marine snails have gills in the mantle cavity (see mollusk). Most land and freshwater snails have no gills; they use the mantle cavity itself as a lung. Snails may be either scavengers (of dead plant or animal matter) or predators. Some species are used as food, and the shells of some are used as ornaments. See also limpet, periwinkle, slug, whelk
snail mail
retronym for postal mail, emphasizing its slowness compared to email
snail's pace
A very slow pace

My grandmother drives her car at a snail's pace.

snail fever
(Tıp, İlaç) Any of various generally tropical diseases caused by infestation with schistosomes, widespread in rural areas of Africa, Asia, and Latin America through use of contaminated water, and characterized by infection and gradual destruction of the tissues of the kidneys, liver, and other organs. Also called schistosomiasis, bilharziasis
Snail Mail
regular mail, normal postal service (not electronic mail)
snail bore
A gastropod mollusk (Urosalpinx cinerea) that injures oysters by boring into their shells
snail butter
for preparing snails: butter seasoned with shallots and garlic and parsley
snail darter
A small snail-eating darter (Percina tanasi) that formerly was found only in the Little Tennessee River. It was thought to have become extinct after construction of a dam, but later was discovered in several other Tennessee streams. Rare species (Percina tanasi) of darter that originally was found only in the Little Tennessee River in the southeastern U.S. It became the subject of a legal controversy in 1978, when its status as an endangered species delayed for two years the construction of Tellico Dam. The situation was resolved when the fish was successfully introduced into the Hiwassee River
snail darter
3-inch snail-eating perch of the Tennessee River
snail kite
A kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis) of the warm parts of North and South America that usually travels in small flocks preying on snails
snail mail
Plain old paper mail United States Post Office Cliff Claven delivered snail mail when he wasn't drinking with Norm at Cheers
snail mail
Slang for regular, paper mail sent through the postal services
snail mail
Traditional or surface mail sent through postal services such as the USPS
snail mail
This term is used by supercilious fans of email to describe the regular paper-based mail service Since the delay between sending email and receiving it can be as little as a few seconds, regular mail seems a lot slower by comparison
snail mail
A term often used by Internet aficionados to describe traditional ground mail via the U S Postal Service, referring to its relatively slow speed of delivery compared to e-mail
snail mail
items that travel via the postal service, which in the Information Age is viewed as terribly slow
snail mail
A term that E-mail clients use to describe the traditional mail or post office service A note will take seconds to go from London to Sydney via E-mail but a number of days via Snail Mail
snail mail
The standard name on the Internet for paper mail because email can travel across the country in seconds, where as letter sent via the post office could take days
snail mail
A term for traditional land and air mail services, which take days to deliver a message, versus seconds for delivery of email
snail mail
Some computer users refer to the postal system as snail mail, because it is very slow in comparison with e-mail. Mail delivered by a postal system, as distinct from electronic mail. the system of sending letters by post, as opposed to using email - used humorously
snail mail
A slang term for the U S Postal Service Nicknamed snail mail because the delivery time of a posted letter is slow when compared to the fast delivery of e-mail
snail mail
The Internet term for regular paper mail, because Email can travel across the country in seconds
snail mail
Mail sent through the post office, as opposed to E-mail
snail mail
Slang for regular paper mail, sent through the Post Office
snail mail
Traditional paper mail via the U S postal service Back to Top
snail mail
The U S Postal service or other form of ground mail As opposed to E-Mail
snail mail
Conventional mail (as delivered by the post office) - very slow compared to e-mail
snail mail
the standard name on the Internet for paper mail because e-mail can travel across the world in seconds and paper mail takes days
snail mail
Snail mail is the name given to the traditional postal service
snail mail
A term for traditional land and air mail services, which takes days to deliver a message, versus seconds for delivery of email
snail mail
For those used to the almost instantaneous delivery of electronic mail, it is the term used for the more traditional pace of the US Postal Service
snail mail
A term for traditional land and air mail services which takes much, much longer than an email message
snail mail
A slightly derisive reference to the Postal Service, which is seen in the Internet world as definitely inferior to e-mail, moving at the pace of a snail, taking several days to deliver a message that takes a few seconds by e-mail
snail mail
any mail that is physically delivered by the postal service; "email is much faster than snail mail"
snail mail
A term that email users use to describe the traditional mail or post office service
snail mail
The sending of mail using the traditional postal systems as opposed to e-mail Termed because of its slowness compared to electronic mail
snail mail
any mail that is physically delivered by the postal service; "email is much faster than snail mail
snail mail
A colloquial term for paper mail handled by the U S Post Office
snail's pace
very slowly, in a sluggish rhythm
snail-mail
As opposed to e-mail; AKA the U S Postal Service
snail-mail
the U S Postal Service
snail-mail
A mail system in which you print the message you want to send to another person, address a paper envelope of the correct size to fit the paper, insert the paper in the envelope, close the envelope, find a postage stamp, and place the entire thing in a U S mail box Many Unix users find electronic mail simpler, faster, and more convenient
achatine snail
A snail of the family Achatinidae
grove snail
one of the most common species of landsnail in Europe, with a dark brown lip to its shell
rack and snail
a mechanism in a striking timepiece that allows the hands to be advanced without having to wait for it to strike
slow as a snail
Extremely slow
white-lipped snail
a kind of snail, Cepaea hortensis, very similar to the grove snail, but with a white band at the lip of the shell
at a snail gallop
Very slowly
at a snail pace
Very slowly
cone snail
(Hayvan Bilim, Zooloji) The cone snails or cone shells (family Conidae) are predatory marine snails found in coral reefs. The shells of cone snails are often brightly colored, and have interesting patterns, although in some species the color patterns may be partially or completely hidden under an opaque layer of periostracum
at a snail's pace
very slowly, at an extremely slow speed
brown snail
serious garden pest having a brown shell with paler zigzag markings; nearly cosmopolitan in distribution
edible snail
one of the chief edible snails
garden snail
any of several inedible snails of the genus Helix; often destructive pests
sea snail
Any small creeping marine gastropod, as the species of Littorina, Natica, etc
sea snail
A small fish of the genus Liparis, having a ventral sucker
sea snail
It lives among stones and seaweeds
sea snail
Any of various marine gastropods, such as a periwinkle, having a spiral shell
snails
God's nails, or His nails, that is, the nails with which the Savior was fastened to the cross; an ancient form of oath, corresponding to 'Od's bodikins dim
snails
God's dear body
snails
of body, i
snails
plural of snail
tree snail
Any of various tropical snails of the genus Liguus, having a colorful shell in the shape of a teardrop
water snail
Any aquatic pulmonate gastropod belonging to Planorbis, Limnæa, and allied genera; a pond snail
water snail
The Archimedean screw
snail

    Турецкое произношение

    sneyl

    Произношение

    /ˈsnāl/ /ˈsneɪl/

    Этимология

    [ 'snA(&)l ] (noun.) before 12th century. Middle English, from Old English snægl; akin to Old High German snecko snail, snahhan to creep.

    Времена

    snailing, snailed

    Общие Словосочетания

    snail mail

    Слово дня

    carrageen
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