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Snail nVarious sorts of mollusc (esp. ones found in gardens, having a screw-like shell and very slow in motion 2. tortoise, turtle, slug. 3. used allusively to (somewhat) vehemently) the exceptionally slow. 3. an indolent or lazy person. 4. structure or formation resembling that of a snail or a testudo. 5. a formation resembling the letter "D" limacon. 5. a flat, spirally curved piece of metal or other material. 6. a wavy saw-cut due to bad saw-fitting.
Snail vbTo move, walk, or travel lazily or sluggishly; to go very slowly. 2. to make or construct after the spiral form of a snail-shell. 3. to finish off with curved eccentric lines. 4. to clear of, keep free from snails or slugs.
Snailbore nA shell-fish (Urosalpin cineria) which injures oysters by boring.
Snail butter nA compound butter with garlic and parsley, used in cooking to accompany snail.
Snailfish nAny member of the Liparidae, a family of scorpaeniform marine fish. 2. a seasnail.
Snail king nA snail having a sinistral shell from a species in which a dextral shells are the norm.
Snail kite nA kite, Rostrhamus sociabilis, which is native to Florida, the Caribbean and South America, which is known to feed on apple snails
Snailfish nAny member of the Liparidae, a family of scorpaeniform marine fish. 2. a seasnail.
Snail-fright nFear of snail and slugs, cocleaphobia.
Snail hawk nThe small, bluish-gray everglade kite, ranging from Florida to Mexico, that feeds on on snails.
Snailish adjPertaining to a snail, slow.
Snailless adjHaving no snails.
Snaillike adjLike, resembling or characteristic of a snail in appearance or habits. 2. tardy, slow.
Snaillike advWith a slow motion, characteristic of a snail, tardily, sluggishly.
Snail-ridden adjOf a garden, etc. infested by snails.
Snailshell nThe shell of a snail.
Snail-slow adjThat is a slow as a snail. 2. very sluggish or tardy in motion.
Snaily adjResembling or characteristic of a snail.
Snailwort nThe blue-gray snailwort (probably the name of a mythical plant).
Snaily adjResembling a snail or its motions.
Snake nA somewhat long-bodied reptile without legs, of which some are able to give a poisonous bite. 2. a false friend; a person who turns, suddenly and unexpectedly, against others. 3. a system of interconnected exchange rates for the EU currency. 4. a long flexible wire used by plumbers for clearing obstacles in piping.
Snake vbTo drag by seizing an end or a limb forcibly or quickly. 2. haul or drag along the ground, as a log. 3. to wind, move or twist, curve like a snake. 4. to move or make one's way in a creeping crawling or stealthy manner suggestive of the movement of a snake. 5. to move stretch out (the head, etc.) after the manner of a snake.
Snake phr"Great Snakes!" - an exclamation of surprise.
Snake phr"Snakes Alive!" - an expression of surprise.
Snake phr"Snakes and Ladders" - a board game. 2. a series of ups and downs.
Snake phr"Snake in the Grass" - a treacherous, secret, hidden or hypocritical enemy; a disguised danger. 2. a person of low character.
Snake bean nA poison legume found in Afica (Bobgunnia madagascariensis). 2. a widely cultivated edible legume (Vigna unguiculata..
Snakeberry nSolanum dulcamara, the bitter nightshade, or its fruit. 2. Maianthemum dilatatum, the false lily of the valley, or its fruit. Clintonia borealis (blue bead-lily, corn-lily, yellow clintonia).
Snakebird nOne of several birds (genus anhinga), with very long slender neck, frequenting southern swamps and feeding upon fish; the water turkey; the darter.
Snake bite nThe bite of a snake. 2. poisoning caused by the venom of a snake.
Snake-bitten adjBitten by a snake. 2. experiencing a period of bad luck. 3. uneasy, as if one is expecting to be struck by misfortune.
Snakeboat nA long slender boat used in parts of Asia.
Snake catfish nClarias theodorae is a species of ray-finned fish in the family labyrinth catfishes. It is a demersal fish living on the bottom of the sea or lakes.
Snakedom nThe state or essence of being a snake.
Snake eel nAny member of the family Ophichthidae of eels.
Snake eyed adjCunning, crafty and surreptitious in behavior.
Snakefish nAny of several fish that somewhat resembles a snake.
Snakefly nAny insect of the order Rhapidioplera.
Snake-fright nSnake-shy
Snake hawk nThe swallow-tailed kite.
Snakehead nThe turtle-head. 2. a person who organizes the illegal immigration schemes. +++
Snakehead toadfish nA toadfish, that lives in a demersal, brackish, marine environment. The snakehead toadfish is small, attaining only 10 cm in length. Sightings of it are very infrequent, as it prefers to stay under rocks and boulders.
Snakehood nThe state or essence of being a snake.
Snakeless adjWithout snakes.
Snakelike adjResembling a snake, long, thin, slender and flexible or waving about in a snake-life manner; snaky.
Snakeline nTfe elongated, sinuous body-shape associated with sankes.
Snake-like world n(Figurative) - this is a snake-like world, and always hath its tail in its mouth?
Snakeling nA small or young snake.
Snake lover nA person who likes and enjoys taking interest in snakes; a snake-lover.
Snakemeat nThe meat of a snake.
Snakemouth nA terrestrial orchid (Pogonia ophioglossoides) native in eastern North America, with fragrant rose-pink flower.
Snakeneck nThe snakebird.
Snake pipefish nA species of pipefish, from the family Syngnathidae, native to the northeastern Atlantic Ocean where they are generally found amongst algae close in to shore. It is the largest species of pipefish recorded in European waters and has spread into arctic waters in the early 2000s.
Snakepit nA pit containing snakes. 2. a scene of vicious behavior.
Snake-ridden adjOf a place or area, as China's snake Island, infested by snakes.
Snakeroot nAny of various North American plants with roots or rhizome reputed to contain an effective antidote to snake's poison, Aristolochia serpentaria. 2. includes white snakeroot.
Snakes and Ladder nA board game where a counter falling on a snake's head goes back to the tail and falling on a ladder's foot goes to the top of it. 2. fig. an endeavor, or obtain, something where progress alternates with setbacks; a series of ups and downs.
Snake's head nAn iris of the Mediterranean region. 2. the common fritillary, Fritillary meleagris; so-called from the fancied resembalnce of the bud, to the head of a snake
Snakeskin nThe skin of a snake.
Snakeskin adjMade of or resembling snakeskin.
Snakestone nAn ammonite; so-called because it resembles a fossil or petrified coiled snake. 2. any absorbent stone-like material popularly believed to cure snakebite; serpent-stone. 3. a small perforated stone, adder-stone. 4. a kind of hone slate or whetstone, obtained in Scotland; also known as Ayr stone.
Snaketail nMany species of dragonflies with snake-like heads.
Snake-tongue nA forked or snake-tongue is one split into two distinct tines at the tip; this is a feature common to many species of reptiles, including snakes. Reptiles smell using the tip of their tongue, and a forked tongue allows them to sense from which direction a smell is coming.
Snakeweed nA perennial plant with twisted roots; bistort, snake-root or adder's wort.
Snake wine nAn alcoholic beverage produced by infusing whole snakes in rice wine or grain alcohol. The drink was first recorded to have been consumed in China during the Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1040–770 BC) and considered an important curative and believed to reinvigorate a person according to Traditional Chinese medicine. It can be found in China, Goa (India), Vietnam, and throughout Southeast Asia.

The snakes, preferably venomous ones, are not usually preserved for their meat but to have their "essence" and snake venom dissolved in the liquor. The snake venom poses no threat to the drinker. It is denatured by the ethanol—its proteins are unfolded and therefore inactive and would be denatured by stomach acid anyway

Snakewise advIn the manner of a snake; serpentine, with twisting or wriggling motions.
Snakewood nThe common name of several different trees and plants found in Australia, North America and South America.
Snakewort nConocephalum salebrosum; Dorestenia contrejerva.
Snakily advIn a snaky manner.
Snaking nDragging by seizing an end or a limb forcibly or quickly. 2 haul along the ground, as a log. 3. to wind or move like a snake.
Snakish adjHaving the quality or characteristic of a snake, snaky.
Snakishness nThe quality of being snakish.
Snaky adjOf or like a snake; serpentine, winding, sinuous. 2. insinuating, cunning , treacherous. 3. showing coldness, ingratitude, venom or bile. 4. infested with or composed of snakes. 5. angry, irascible, irritable. 6. applied to a wavy saw-cut, due to poor saw-fitting.
Snead nThe shaft or pole of a scythe and used by one who sycthes. 2. a dweller by a clearing or piece of woodland; a piece of land; a clearing. 3. snath, sneath, sned.
Snead vbTo cut or lop off a branch, to prune. 2. Fig, to cull, reduce in number, decrease, pluck out, select, shift, kill.
Sneeze nA sudden, loud, uncontrolled sound made in clearing the nose.
Sneeze vbTo expel air as a reflex induced by an irritation in the nose. 2. to expel air as if the nose were irritated
Sneeze phr"Not to be Sneezed at." -- important, great, enough to be taken into account and consideration.
Sneeze-bleed nWhen one sneezes so vigorously that their nose bleeds.
Sneeeze-blinded adjTo sneeze when carrying out a task that needs one's full attention, such as driving a motor vehicle.
Sneeze weed nThe plant Helenium autumale, or other species of the same genus.
Sneeze wood nA small South African tree, Ptaeoxylon utlle or Sneezewood Tree, the sawdust of which causes sneezing. 2. a hard, heavy strong wood used for structural work, piling, cabinet making, fencing etc, etc.
Sneezewort nAchillea ptarmica: the wild pelitory or a kind of yarrow, the dried leaves of which are powdered and used to induce sneezing as a sternutatory.
Sneezing nan action or instance of sneezing. 2. a preparation or powder inducing sternutation; an errhine or sternutatory.
Snell adjOf persons or animals, quick in movement or action, prompt, active, smart, strenuous, good. 2. keen-witted, clever, sharp, acute, aware. 4. of weather, bitter, severe, bleak, as in 'The wintry air is snell and keen'. 5. of matters and condition, grievous, heavy, stinging, naggingly painful. 6. of taste, sharp, bitter, pungent, biting. 7. of voice, shrill, clear-sounding. 8. of action, quick, prompt, vigorous, strong.
Snell advQuickly, promptly, swiftly. 2. vigorously, strongly, keenly.
Snese vbTo run through with a weapon.
Snice nA mixture of snow and ice.
Snite vbOE. snite: to snipe: to shoot at enemy for cover or concealment. 2. as a term of abuse or abuse: direct cutting or nasty remarks at others.
Snite vbTo clean or wipe the nose, esp. by means of the thumb or finger. 2. to snuff out a candle. 3. fig. to weak or pull.
Snithe vbTo kill, to cut, to hew, to pierce, to kill by cutting.
Snithing nCutting, hewing,nipping, piercing with a sharp instrument. 2. killing, snuffing out, wiping out.
Sniting nThe cleaning or wiping the nose with parts of the hand, thumb, fingers etc.
Snivel vbO.E snyflung.
Snode nA piece, a bit, morsel, tidbit, morsel.
Snood n(O.E: Snod) a thread. a band or ribbon for confining the hair; later, the distinctive hair band worn by unmarried women. 2. a fine, short line fixing a fish-hook to a long line.
Snoter adjWise, learned, skillful.
Snough nCoughing and sneezing simultanously.
Snow nWater, frozen vapor from the air turned into ice and falling to earth in soft, white, light flakes. 2. taken as a type of whiteness; pure white, snow white. 3. a fall or layer of snow in the ground, a snow storm. 4. as a marking a period of time; a winter. 5. an accumulation, expanse or field of snow. 6. a mass of flickering white spots on a television or radar screen, caused by interference or a poor signal. "The Snows." -- The Arctic Regions. 7. the white hair of age. 8. the white bloom or blossom; spray or foam. 9. (slang)cocaine or snow dust. 10. a dessert or other resembling dish resembling.
Snow vbTo fall, throw down, strew or cover with snow. 2. to sprinkle or scatter, fall or decend like snow. 3. to cause the hair to turn the color of snow. 4.to bury in snow; confine or block with large quantities of snow. 5. to come in large numbers of quantities. 6. to charm or decieve with plausible words.
Snow phr"Buy When It Snows, Sell When It Goes" - (business, stock market, chiefly northern US and Canada) Stock market securities can be expected to increase in value to a greater degree in the cold winter months from November through April than in the warm months from May through October, and profit-minded investors should manage their portfolios accordingly.
Snow phr"It Snows" - snow falling.
Snow phr"Snowed Down" - cancelled, or abandoned, because of heavy snow and being unable to leave the house etc for this reason.
Snow phr"Snowed In" - cancelled, or abandoned, because of heavy snow and being unable to leave the house etc for this reason.
Snow phr"Snowed Off" - of a sporting event, or other gatherings cancelled, or abandoned, because of heavy snow.
Snow phr"Snowed Out" - of a sporting event or other gatherings cancelled, or abandoned, because of heavy snow.
Snow phr"Snowed Under" - to be overwhelmed with work.
Snow phr"Snowed Up" - to be isolated or blocked by snow.
Snow phr"Snow on the Roof" - (euphemistic, humorous) the graying of or whitening of one's hair, especially as an indication of aging.
Snow phr"White as the Driven Snow" - extremely white, totally white of color.
Snow apple nThe fameuse.
Snow bear n(fig.) Of a bear made from snowin the style of a snowman.
Snow bed nAn area of land covered by snow for an extended period.
Snow bell nAny of the genus (Styrax) of trees and shrubs of warm regions, bearing showy white flower racemes; especially, Snow bell americana of the south east United States.
Snowberry nAny of the various shrubs with white berries, esp. the ornamental Symphoricarpus albus. 2. a West indian plant Chiococca alba of the madder family; also called milkberry.
Snowbird nA small finch (genus Junco) of North America. 2. the snow bunting. 3. a cocaine or heroin addict. 4. an elderly person or couple who like to travel to warmer climes in winter; people who migrate from the snow of winter and come back when the snow melts.
Snowblade nA short version of a ski, offering more control than a ski.
Snowblast nA violent balst of snowy conditions; blizzard-like.
Snowblading nSkiing using snowblades, skiboarding.
Snowblind adjTemporary blinded by the glare of light reflected by large expanses of snow.
Snowblindness nThe impairment (or defective vision) of being temporary blinded by the glare of light reflected by large expanses of snow.
Snow blood nA racially mixed person who has a white ancestry through his parents.
Snow-blower nA machine that clears snow by blowing it to the side of the road.
Snowblow adjTo blow snow away from paths and roadways by using a snowblower.
Snowboard nA wide ski used for sliding downhill on snow. 2. long strips of wood, usually 3 in. by 1 in., nailed to beraers and placed over roof gutters.
Snow-boarding vbTo clear snow away using a snowblower.
Snowbound adjForced to remain in place by heavy snow, snowed in.
Snowbreak nA rush of loose or melting snow. 2. a narrow strip of forest serving as a pprotection against snow. 3. the breaking of trees by the weight of the snow. 4. an area over which trees break due to the weight of snow.
Snowbright adjBright white, snow white
Snow-broth nSnow melted; water obtained by the melting of snow.
Snow cloud nClouds of airborne snow.
Snow cold adjExtremely cold.
Snowcrab nAny crab of the genus Chionaecetes
Snowcraft nThe art of traveling or living in snow or snowy regions. 2. the art or traversing or dealing with snow in mountaineering.
Snow-deep adjRelatively thick from top to bottom in snow; snowdeep.
Snowdog nSled or Snow dogs are important for transportation in arctic areas, hauling supplies in areas that were inaccessible by other methods. They were used with varying success in the explorations of both poles, as well as during the Alaskan gold rush. Sled or snow dog teams delivered mail to rural communities in Alaska and northern Canada. Snow or sled dogs today are still used by some rural communities, especially in areas of Alaska and Canada and throughout Greenland. They are used for recreational purposes and racing events, such as the Yukon Quest. 2. a snowmobile used by hunters, trappers, ice-fisherman in snow regions.
Snow-drift nA heap or mass of snow driven together, or piled up by the actions of the wind. 2. a driving mass or cloud of snow. 3. a snow-wreath.
Snow-driven adjOf snow, formed into snowdrifts by the wind.
Snow-dropnA bulbous plant with white flowers in early spring, Galanthys nivalis. 2. the common anemone
Snowdrop tree nThe silverbell (Halesia carolina).
Snow-eater nChinook.
Snowfall nA fall of snow . 2. meteorology, the amount of snow that falls on one occasion or on a given time within a given area.
Snowfield nA permanent wide expanse of snow in mountainous or polar regions.
Snow fight nA snowball fight.
Snow flea nHypogastrura, a kind of springtail often seen jumping about on the surface of the snow.
Snowfly nA small insect found in snowy regions.
Snowfolk nCollectively, snow people.
Snow free nFree or not covered by snow, charcterized by the absence of snow.
Snow-fright nAn extreme dislike or fear of snow, chionophobia.
Snow-go nA snowmobile.
Snow god nA deity such as Khione, the Greek goddess of snow.
Snowgoing adjTravel trough the snow.
Snow goose nA white arctic goose, Ansero Caerulescens with black-tipped wings.
Snowgrass nTough clumps of mountain grass that are covered in the snowy part of the year.
Snow-haired adjWhite-haired, elderly.
Snowhole nA hole dig out of a bank of snow for use as a temporary shelter.
Snow-ice nOpaque white ice formed from melted snow.
Snowily advIn a snowy way.
Snowiness nThe property or condition of being snowy.
Snowing nA fall of snow.
Snowish adjSomewhat white or snow white.
Snowland nA distinct ecosystem that's covered by snow, either permanently or seasonally.
Snowless adjwithout snow, not having snow.
Snowlessness nAn absence of snow.
Snowlight nA light reflected on the snow.
Snowlike adjResembling snow.
Snow-lily nAn attractive spring-blooming herb (Erythronium grandiflorum) of the lily family native in the Rocky Mountains..
Snow-line nThe general level on mountains etc., above which the snow never completely disappears; the lower level of perpetual snow. 2. the lowest elevation at which snow remains from year to year and does not melt during the summer.[
Snowload nThe live load due to the weight of the snow on a structure, such as a roof, included in the design calculation.
Snow maker nA device for creating snow.
Snow-making nThe production of artificial snow.
Snowman nA figure resembling a man made from snow.
Snow melt nRun off from melting snow; a thaw.
Snow pit nA pit dug in the snow, often for purposes of protection or climate sampling.
Snow plow nA device or vehicle for clearing roads of thick snow.
Snow-sheen nSnow-blink: the reflection from snow or ice-fields in polar regions
Snow sheep nOvis nivalis, a species of sheep, which come from the mountainous region in north-east Siberia.
Snowshoe nA flat device like a racquet attached to a boot for walking on snow without sinking.
Snowshoe hare nA north American hare, Lepus americanus, with large hind feet and a white coat in winter.
Snow-shovel nA broad bladed shovel designed specifically for the shovelling of snow.
Snow shower nA snowfall with accumulation of between 1-3 inches of snow. A snow shower brings more snow than a flurry, but less that a snow storm or blizzard.
Snow-sleep nA somnolent condition induced by walking in the snow.
Snow slide nAn avalanche of snow, a snowslip.
Snow snake nOne is asked to believe there is a deadly reptile called the "snow snake" which thrives in cold weather, whose bite causes a victim's blood to "freeze," and for whose venom there is no known antidote. Yet, curiously, one can find no mention of such an animal in any catalogue of herpetological species. The snow snake does not exist.

2. Snow snake is a Native American winter sport traditionally played by many tribes in the northern Midwest, including the Ojibwe, Sioux, Wyandotte, Oneida and other Iroquois people. The game of snow snake is played by four teams, called "corners", who compete in trying to throw their wooden "snow snakes" the farthest along a long trough, or track, of snow. The game is divided into rounds, and in a round each team gets four throws. At the end of each round, two points are awarded to the team of the person who made the farthest throw in the round, and one point is awarded for the second farthest throw. Play continues until one of the teams wins, by achieving a certain predetermined number of points (usually 7 or 11)

Snow stormnA heavy fall of snow, especially with a high wind.
Snow stormy adjCharacterized by a storm(s) with heavy snow falls.
Snowswept adjSwept by snow; snowy.
Snowtime nThe season of winter when heavy snow is most likely to fall.
Snow-topped adjTopped with snow, as of a mountain.
Snow trout nThe common snowtrout or snowtrout (however other species in the genus are also called snowtrout) (Schizothorax richardsonii) is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Schizothorax. It is found in the Himalayan region of India, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. It lives in mountain rivers among rocks, feeding on algae, aquatic plants and detritus, they breed in April and May. They are much sought after as a food fish. It is threatened by a number of factors including overfishing, pollution, the damming of rivers and the introduction of exotic fish, particularly salmonids and the population is declining.
Snow under vbTo bury in snow; fig. to submerge, overwhelm, overpower.
Snow up vbTo block, obstruct, incommode, imprison, esp. with snow.
Snow wear nWarm clothing designed to be worn in snowy conditions.
Snow-white adjA pure white color.
Snow wood nWhite aspen.
Snow-wort nAbrotanella nivigena. (snowwort).
Snow wreath nA heap of snow blown together by the wind; a snow-drift.
Snowy adjOf weather, characterized by the prevalence or presence of snow. 2. composed of melted snow, consisting, formed or made from snow. 3. covered by snow, abounding in or full of snow, snowiness. 4. resembling snow; of or like snow, snow-white.
Snowy owl nA large white owl, Nyctea scandiaca native to the Arctic.
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