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water snail

Origin of water snail
1555-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Of these the best known are the block and tackle, the endless screw (worm gear), and the water snail, or Archimedean screw.

    The Story of Great Inventions Elmer Ellsworth Burns
  • It was just what it seemed to be, the shell of a water snail.

    Old Farm Fairies: Henry Christopher McCook
  • Of two kinds of water snail found in the Thames, and among the commonest molluscs, one is a vegetable feeder.

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