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  • n. A snail.
  • n. A snail's shell.
  • n. Any shellfish which casts its shell, such as a lobster.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A snail; also, a snail shell; a hodmandod.
  • n. Any shellfish which casts its shell, as a lobster.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An animal that casts its shell, like the lobster and crab.
  • n. A shell-snail.

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  • "I'm a reg’lar Dodman," said Mr. Peggotty, by which he meant snail.
    --Charles Dickens, 1848, David Copperfield

    November 8, 2007