Water snail


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Water snail (Zoöl) Any aquatic pulmonate gastropod belonging to Planorbis Limnæa, and allied genera; a pond snail.
    • Water snail (Mech) The Archimedean screw.
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In literature:

Certainly none could have guessed that they were the snails, water-rats, and grasshoppers from which she had chosen her retinue.
"The Orange Fairy Book" by Various
The yacht had returned to Granton, and the yawls, very low in the water, were creeping along like snails, with both sails set.
"Christie Johnstone" by Charles Reade
The pond snail passes into a winter sleep as soon as the temperature of the water is below 14 deg.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 324, March 18, 1882" by Various
Because, anyway, if they're going to die on a Friday even snail water won't fix them.
"Pee-wee Harris" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Lime is secured by placing snail shells in a fire, from which they are taken while hot and dropped into cold water.
"The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao" by Fay-Cooper Cole
The steamer seemed to creep in, snail-like, over the smooth water.
"The Lighted Match" by Charles Neville Buck
After that, the Blue-eyed Girl showed him a little water-snail.
"Bird Stories" by Edith M. Patch
Curled fresh-water snails moved up and down the stems of the lilies.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
It was just what it seemed to be, the shell of a water snail.
"Old Farm Fairies:" by Henry Christopher McCook
Find out if the snail can creep backwards or on the surface of the water.
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney

In poetry:

He crawls, he grunts, he is beast-like, frogs and snails
His diet, and grass, and water with hand for cup.
He herds with brutes that have hooves and horns and tails,
He roars in his anger, he scratches, he looks not up.
"Nebuchadnezzar's Fall" by Robert Graves

In news:

They are the only true turtles to inhabit brackish water in estuaries, tidal creeks and marshes where they live on snails, clams, worms, and some marsh plants.
The non-native snails lay their eggs on dry surfaces hanging over the water, including cypress knees, cattails, and walls.
Sea snails weaken as carbon dioxide makes Antarctic waters more acidic.
The marine snail Limacina helicina antarctica showing acute levels of shell dissolution in Southern Ocean where deep-water upwelling and ocean acidification combined to reduce aragonite saturation in surface waters.
The pteropod (marine snail) inhabit the top 200 m of oceanic waters.