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Sloth vs. Snail

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Slothnoun

(uncountable) Laziness; slowness in the mindset; disinclination to action or labour.

Snailnoun

Any of very many animals (either hermaphroditic or nonhermaphroditic), of the class Gastropoda, having a coiled shell.

Slothnoun

(countable) A herbivorous, arboreal South American mammal of the families Megalonychidae and Bradypodidae, noted for its slowness and inactivity.

Snailnoun

A slow person; a sluggard.

Slothnoun

(rare) A collective term for a group of bears.

Snailnoun

(engineering) A spiral cam, or a flat piece of metal of spirally curved outline, used for giving motion to, or changing the position of, another part, as the hammer tail of a striking clock.

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Slothverb

To be idle; to idle (away time).

Snailnoun

A tortoise or testudo; a movable roof or shed to protect besiegers.

Slothnoun

Slowness; tardiness.

‘These cardinals trifle with me; I abhorThis dilatory sloth and tricks of Rome.’;

Snailnoun

The pod of the snail clover.

Slothnoun

Disinclination to action or labor; sluggishness; laziness; idleness.

‘[They] change their course to pleasure, ease, and sloth.’; ‘Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears.’;

Snailverb

To move or travel very slowly

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Slothnoun

Any one of several species of arboreal edentates constituting the family Bradypodidæ, and the suborder Tardigrada. They have long exserted limbs and long prehensile claws. Both jaws are furnished with teeth (see Illust. of Edentata), and the ears and tail are rudimentary. They inhabit South and Central America and Mexico.

Snailnoun

Any one of numerous species of terrestrial air-breathing gastropods belonging to the genus Helix and many allied genera of the family Helicidæ. They are abundant in nearly all parts of the world except the arctic regions, and feed almost entirely on vegetation; a land snail.

Slothverb

To be idle.

Snailnoun

Hence, a drone; a slow-moving person or thing.

Slothnoun

a disinclination to work or exert yourself

Snailnoun

A spiral cam, or a flat piece of metal of spirally curved outline, used for giving motion to, or changing the position of, another part, as the hammer tail of a striking clock.

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Slothnoun

any of several slow-moving arboreal mammals of South America and Central America; they hang from branches back downward and feed on leaves and fruits

Snailnoun

A tortoise; in ancient warfare, a movable roof or shed to protect besiegers; a testudo.

‘They had also all manner of gynes [engines] . . . that needful is [in] taking or sieging of castle or of city, as snails, that was naught else but hollow pavises and targets, under the which men, when they fought, were heled [protected], . . . as the snail is in his house; therefore they cleped them snails.’;

Slothnoun

apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)

Snailnoun

The pod of the sanil clover.

Slothnoun

reluctance to work or make an effort; laziness

‘he should overcome his natural sloth and complacency’;

Snailnoun

freshwater or marine or terrestrial gastropod mollusk usually having an external enclosing spiral shell

Slothnoun

a slow-moving tropical American mammal that hangs upside down from the branches of trees using its long limbs and hooked claws.

Snailnoun

edible terrestrial snail usually served in the shell with a sauce of melted butter and garlic

Slothnoun

a group of bears

‘the pair had been attacked by a sloth of bears’;

Snailverb

gather snails;

‘We went snailing in the summer’;

Sloth

Sloths are a group of arboreal Neotropical xenarthran mammals, constituting the suborder Folivora. Noted for their slowness of movement, they spend most of their lives hanging upside down in the trees of the tropical rainforests of South America and Central America.

Snail

A snail is, in loose terms, a shelled gastropod. The name is most often applied to land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod molluscs.

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