River snail

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • River snail (Zoöl) any species of fresh-water gastropods of Paludina Melontho, and allied genera. See Pond snail, under Pond.
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Usage

In literature:

He remembered that he was once a snail and dwelt upon another river.
"Folk-Lore and Legends: North American Indian" by Anonymous
Now began the snail-like advance for eighty-six miles up the crooked course of the Dead River.
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
There was a snail living on the banks of the river Missouri, where he found plenty of food, and wanted nothing.
"The American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
There was a snail living on the banks of the river Missouri, where he found plenty of food, and wanted nothing.
"Western Scenes and Reminiscences" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
There was a snail living on the banks of the river Missouri, where he found plenty of food, and wanted nothing.
"The Indian in his Wigwam" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
Most snails which live in the water, as the pond-snails and the river-snails, have to come occasionally to the surface to breathe.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg
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In news:

The Cahaba River has been identified by the Nature Conservancy as one of eight hotspots of aquatic biodiversity in the US with 121 species of fish, 38 species of mussels and 32 species of snails .
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