from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like or suiting a snail.
  • adv. In the manner of a snail; slowly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like a snail in moving slowly; snail-paced.


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  • And growing public distaste hastened snail-like progress which still balks at making McIlroy's "E" stand for "Excellence" not "Empire."

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  • Part of this snail-like pace involves the sheer magnitude of the problems Haiti faces, while part of it involves Haiti's legal and bureaucratic hurdles - including the lack of an adequate land tenure policy.

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  • Marla Coppolino sent this picture of an undescribed species of a snail-like creature with a blue shell next to her pet snails, probably a Neohelix albolabris (the bigger one) and a Mesodon thyroidus.

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  • Despite a text-only service, basic graphics and snail-like speed, the terminal generated €30 million $43.1 million in revenue in 2010, with around 85% redistributed to service providers such as banks and weather forecasters, according to France Télécom SA, which operates the service.

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  • Assange's approach subsequently appears to have matured, as demonstrated by WikiLeaks current snail-like release of its cache of 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables.

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  • I am an optimist, she laughs when asked about the snail-like pace of funding.

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  • Getty Images Jason Bohannon of the Wisconsin Badgers The Big Ten has been derided for its snail-like pace for years — and for good reason.

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  • In that case, Congress's snail-like pace on overhaul may prove a blessing in disguise.

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  • That may well have contributed to the country's current economic malaise, with snail-like growth and large government deficits that are sending its national debt up nearly twice the size of its total production, or GDP, a singular achievement for a modern government.

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  • He reportedly called the snail-like pace pathetic, embarrassing and a disgrace.

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