from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A place where snails are bred or kept.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A place where edible snails are kept, reared, and fattened to be used for food.
And next to these, a snailery: bubbles of air rising in its water showed that all was well.
But the last thing I remembered hearing, except for the gurgling of the snailery and the rain on the roof, before I took a slippery slide into sleep was her whispered lisp in my ear, "Nothing to lose, Marx, and nothing to gain.