Usage examples for snail

  1. Meanwhile, the Parson told Ishmael, in language that made everything seem clean and wonderful, as much as he thought wise of the mysteries which had perplexed him and Jacka's John- Willy over the snail. – Secret Bread by F. Tennyson Jesse
  2. Do you mean the snail could take us under the sea all the way back to Puddleby? – The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
  3. There was the Snail, drawn up, high and dry, on to the grass, and there was the man, sitting by her on a stone, solemnly cutting up enough tobacco for a pipe. – Jim Davis by John Masefield
  4. I wonder why a snail should be a stargoli. – The English Gipsies and Their Language by Charles G. Leland
  5. The Snail sat there, and wondered and wondered that they did not come. – Among the Meadow People by Clara Dillingham Pierson
  6. They went at a labored and snail- like pace, Sanders walking on one side of the horse, supporting the swooning figure it bore, while Turner Stacy trudged at the other saddle skirt. – When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry by Charles Neville Buck
  7. The shadows begin to grow shorter and to draw in on themselves, like the horns of a snail. – The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  8. I shrank as a snail when you touch its horns. – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle
  9. Hand in hand you see us well, Creep like a snail into his shell, Ever nearer, ever nearer, Ever closer, ever closer. – Entertainments for Home, Church and School by Frederica Seeger
  10. She tottered, but in spite of her snail- like progress, it was evident that she hurried. – Angel Island by Inez Haynes Gillmore
  11. " All we could get was a hansom drawn by a snail. – Alias The Lone Wolf by Louis Joseph Vance
  12. One had a right to expect justice when one's own family and best friends were in the council; but that the snail should have got the second prize I consider as almost an insult to me. – The Sand-Hills of Jutland by Hans Christian Andersen
  13. A snail or a turtle would have beaten in a race with the train. – A Lieutenant at Eighteen by Oliver Optic
  14. The soldier could not have walked off with it as a snail does its shell on its back. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  15. But despite frost, and snail, and fly, and drought, and flood, the joy in a garden must always enormously exceed the pain. – Doctor Cupid by Rhoda Broughton
  16. Count Saxe responded that he was not a snail, and required a lodging somewhat larger than himself. – Francezka by Molly Elliot Seawell