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  1. edible terrestrial snail usually served in the shell with a sauce of melted butter and garlic Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. gather snails; "We went snailing in the summer" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. freshwater or marine or terrestrial gastropod mollusk usually having an external enclosing spiral shell Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Any one of numerous species of terrestrial air-breathing gastropods belonging to the genus Helix and many allied genera of the family Helicidae. They are abundant in nearly all parts of the world except the arctic regions, and feed almost entirely on vegetation; a land snail. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Any gastropod having a general resemblance to the true snails, including fresh-water and marine species. See Pond snail, under Pond, and Sea snail. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. Hence, a drone; a slow-moving person or thing. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. A tortoise; in ancient warfare, a movable roof or shed to protect besiegers; a testudo. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. The pod of the sanil clover. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Marine, freshwater, or terrestrial mollusks of the class Gastropoda. Most have an enclosing spiral shell, and several genera harbor parasites pathogenic to man. Medical Dictionary DB
  11. A slimy, slow-creeping little animal of the shellfish family, having a spiral shell; hence, any slow-moving person. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. A slimy creeping mollusc, with or without a shell. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. A shell-bearing mollusk. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. A slow moving mollusk with a spiral shell. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. A slow or lazy person. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A slimy, slow-creeping, gasteropodous molluse; a drone; a slow-moving person. See Snake. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. A small, slimy, slow-creeping creature, some species of which have shells; a drone; a slow-moving person. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. 1. The Hebrew word shablul occurs only in ( Psalms 58:8 ) The rendering of the Authorized Version is probably correct. The term would denote either a limax or a helix , which are particularly noticeable for the slimy track they leave behind them, by which they seem to waste themselves away. To this, or to the fact that many of them are shrivelled up among the rocks in the long heat of the summer, the psalmist refers. 2. The Hebrew word chomet occurs only as the name of some unclean animal in ( Leviticus 11:30 ) Perhaps some kind of lizard may be intended. biblestudytools.com
  19. Heb. homit, among the unclean creeping things ( Leviticus 11:30 ). This was probably the sand-lizard, of which there are many species in the wilderness of Judea and the Sinai peninsula. biblestudytools.com
  20. Heb. shablul ( Psalms 58:8 ), the snail or slug proper. Tristram explains the allusions of this passage by a reference to the heat and drought by which the moisture of the snail is evaporated. "We find," he says, "in all parts of the Holy Land myriads of snail-shells in fissures still adhering by the calcareous exudation round their orifice to the surface of the rock, but the animal of which is utterly shrivelled and wasted, 'melted away.'" These dictionary topics are fromM.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible DictionaryBibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Snail". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". . biblestudytools.com
  21. sn[=a]l, n. a term for the species of terrestrial Gasteropoda which have well-formed spiral shells--the more typical snails belonging to the genus Helix, of the family Helicidæ, having the shell of many whorls, globose, depressed, or conical.--ns. SNAIL'-CLOV'ER, -TR[=E]'FOIL, a species of medic; SNAIL'-FISH, a fish of genus Liparis, sticking to rocks; SNAIL'-FLOW'ER, a twining bean.--adjs. SNAIL'-LIKE (Shak.), in the manner of a snail, slowly; SNAIL'-PACED (Shak.), as slow-moving as a snail; SNAIL'-SLOW, as slow as a snail.--n. SNAIL'-WHEEL, in some striking time-pieces, a rotating piece with a spiral periphery having notches so arranged as to determine the number of strokes made on the bell.--SNAIL'S PACE, a very slow pace. [A.S. snegl, snægl; Ger. schnecke.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  22. Limax-s. Shell, Cochlea. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  23. Kinds of slimy slowcreeping gasteropod molluse, most of them with spiral shell& horns or retractile eyestalks, some used as food esp. in France, whence snailery n., & many destructive in gardens (Roman s., the chief edible kind; s. \'s gallop, pace, very slow locomotion); (also s.-wheel) notched wheel in clock resembling s. in outline determining number of strokes in striking the hours; (also s.-clover, -trefoil) kinds of leguminous plant including lucerne with spiral pods; s.-fish, with ventral sucker for clinging; s.-slow, slow as a s.; hence snalllike a. (Vb) rid (garden) of, hunt for, ss. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. n. [Anglo-Saxon] A slimy, slow-creeping, testaceous mollusc, furnished with four horns or tentacula on the head, which are retractile, and can be inverted or drawn into the interior of the body, and having its eyes in the extremities of the upper pair of horns ;-a similar mollusc without the shell ; a slug ;-hence, a drone ; a sluggard ; a lazy, slow-moving person. Cabinet Dictionary

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