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See definition of snail on Dictionary.com
  • as inmollusk
  • as inshellfish
  • as inslowpoke
  • as insluggard

synonyms for snail

  • abalone
  • clam
  • chiton
  • cuttlefish
  • limpet
  • whelk
See also synonyms for: snaillike
  • dawdler
  • idler
  • plodder
  • procrastinator
  • slug
  • sluggard
  • straggler
  • dilly-dallyer
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How to use snail in a sentence

Reader Orlando Saint-Sebastien was surprised to learn that snails have tongues and asked how sticky they are.
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They had the same shape as venom proteins from spiders and cone snails, Vetter says.
PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH THE AUSTRALIAN STINGING TREEREBECCA E. HIRSCHNOVEMBER 25, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
She put the snails in her water tunnel and observed how well they were able to cling to different surfaces.
STUDENT SCIENTISTS WORK TO HELP ALL OF US SURVIVE A WARMER WORLDBETHANY BROOKSHIREOCTOBER 21, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
After Glanzman’s team administered a “reminder” shock to the snails, the researchers were surprised to quickly notice different, newer synaptic connections growing between the neurons.
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With it, researchers have edited genes in a wide variety of animals, including dogs, mice, snails, cows and mosquitoes.
2020 CHEMISTRY NOBEL GOES FOR CRISPR, THE GENE-EDITING TOOLTINA HESMAN SAEYOCTOBER 8, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
A dolphin will first trap underwater prey in the large shell of a sea snail.
DOLPHINS CAN LEARN FROM THEIR PEERS HOW TO USE SHELLS AS TOOLSJACK J. LEEAUGUST 6, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
The green damp hung upon the low walls, and the tracks of the snail and slug glistened in the light; but all was still as death.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
They were well-to-do folk and, according to Cesar Birotteau who knew them, old man Crottat was as "close as a snail."
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
As a snail which melteth, let every one of them pass away, like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
Aye, there it was, slowly winding up the steep white road, on which it seemed to move at a snail's pace.
RUTHELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SNAIL

  • abalone
  • chiton
  • clam
  • cuttlefish
  • limpet
  • snail
  • whelk
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.