In the meantime a snail-paced messenger boy was climbing the Putnam steps with the telegram in his hand.
That was extreme; but, even so, better than a snail-paced dinner!
What a transition from the diligence—the lumbering, snail-paced diligence—to the rail.
The going was rough, and carrying the girl reduced his advance to a snail-paced crawl.
We sailed at last; and so ended a snail-paced march across the continent, which had lasted forty days.
And yet, through all the days of snail-paced toil that followed, I remained truly thankful for that early breakfast.