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water snail

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noun
  1. Archimedes' screw.
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Origin of water snail

First recorded in 1555–65
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  • Any water-snail may have to take to a terrestrial life if the ponds in which it lives are liable to dry up during warm weather.

    The Evolutionist at Large

    Grant Allen