from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A snail with a shell; any such terrestrial gastropod, as distinguished from slugs, which have a small shell, if any. Both these forms used to be called snails.
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Gargantua, I think that is the horn of a shell-snail, do not eat it.
Some of the folk ate snails, the common brown shell-snail found in the hedges.
Which Grangousier seeing, said to Gargantua, I think that is the horn of a shell-snail, do not eat it.
_bul-horn_, the shell-snail; _dumble-dory_, the black-beetle (but this may be a corruption of the dor-beetle).
a very amusing occurrence! to see such a similarity of feelings between the two [Greek text]! for so the Greeks called both the shell-snail and the tortoise.