sea snail

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sea snail small tadpole-shaped cold-water fishes with pelvic fins forming a sucker; related to lumpfish
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A winkle is an edible sea snail.
    • Sea snail (Zoöl) A small fish of the genus Liparis, having a ventral sucker. It lives among stones and seaweeds.
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Usage

In literature:

Are there many of this kind of snail in the sea?
"The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle" by Hugh Lofting
At least eighty per cent of the possible oyster crop is destroyed by this sea-snail.
"The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
These shrimps, and the little hermit-crab, and the buccinum (a small black sea-snail) are Nature's house-cleaners.
"Harper's Young People, August 17, 1880" by Various
Ammonites, giant sea snails, with chambered shells that reached a yard and more in diameter, and gigantic squids, swam the seas.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
It is sometimes called the sea snail, and is found on the marine grass in harbours, as well as in the open sea.
"Beautiful Shells of New Zealand" by E. G. B. Moss
These naked sea-slugs are hermaphrodites, yet they pair together, as do land-snails, many of which have extremely pretty shells.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition)" by Charles Darwin
The Pearly Nautilus usually creeps, like a snail, along the bed of the sea.
"Sea Monsters Unmasked and Sea Fables Explained" by Henry Lee
She was a sea-anemone, covered with a myriad of filaments, all more shrinking and sensitive than a snail's horns.
"Vassall Morton" by Francis Parkman
The great majority of Snails live in the sea, only a few live in fresh water.
"The History of Creation, Vol. II (of 2)" by Ernst Haeckel
Their progress seemed at a snail's pace, as it always seems upon the sea at night.
"The Bomb-Makers" by William Le Queux
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In news:

The Butcher & Larder's Rob Levitt steams up sea snails.
Acidification could affect the tiny pteropod, also known as a sea butterfly or swimming sea snail.
Like an organic earthworm , sea cucumber, or snail, the soft-body bot moves via peristalsis, or squeezing and stretching the muscles along its tubular body.
Meshworm's movements are based on the principles of peristalsis -- the type of locomotion that allows earthworms , snails, and sea cucumbers to get from one place to another.
Marine hermits are often found in vacant shells of sea snails such as whelks and conchs.
Like an organic earthworm, sea cucumber, or snail, the soft-body bot moves via peristalsis, or squeezing and stretching the muscles along its tubular body.
Beautiful butterfly wings hold sea snail 's toxin.
For a slow moving sea-snail with not much in the way of a personality and a shell that makes a really nice soap dish, it's catastrophic.
Marine biologists in Australia believe they have stopped a rash of transsexual sea snail s that were endangering the species in Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay.
Marine biologists in Australia believe they have stopped a rash of transsexual sea snails that were endangering the species in Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay.
Acid oceans erode sea snails' shells.
Sea snails weaken as carbon dioxide makes Antarctic waters more acidic.
Scientists years ago figured out that a group of tiny snail-like sea creatures crucial to marine food web s may one day be an early victim of changing ocean chemistry.
Sea snails' shells dissolving in Earth's increasingly acidic oceans, study says.
New Pain Pills Made From Sea-Snail Spit Could Be More Powerful than Morphine.
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