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land snail

noun
1.
any gastropod of the widely distributed order Stylommatophora, containing usually small, brown or mottled hermaphroditic snails: some more colorful species, introduced into North America, are agricultural pests.
2.
any terrestrial snail.
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  • A gentleman fixed a land-snail, with the mouth of the shell upward, in a chink of a rock.

    The Dawn of Reason James Weir

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