Definitions

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  • n. A very slow pace.

Etymologies

snail's + pace (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • AN ATTACK THE OUTLINE of the friendly spaceship disappeared completely from the radarscope, making the sixteen-thousand-miles-per-hour speed of Tom's rocket seem like a snail's pace by comparison.

    I, TOO, DREAM....

  • It was a cool, starlight evening, and they lolled about the poop waiting till their snail's pace would bring them to the anchorage.

    THE FEATHERS OF THE SUN

  • On went the boat at Netteke's best speed, which seemed no better than a snail's pace to the fleeing family.

    The Belgian Twins

  • Hundreds of feet above the watchers, Tom's invention actually slowed to a snail's pace and glided in to a stop not ten yards from where it had taken off.

    I, TOO, DREAM....

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