Definition of Brown snail
1. Noun. Serious garden pest having a brown shell with paler zigzag markings; nearly cosmopolitan in distribution.
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Literary usage of Brown snail
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"H. nemoralis, the Garden, Girdled, or brown snail. The shell is depressed globose ... Shell depressed, globular, pallid, transparent, S. fusca, brown snail. ..."
2. Rambles in Search of Shells, Land and Freshwater by James Edmund Harting (1875)
"'We have hardly any, except the common brown snail, now left. I looked among the debris round the rats' hole, to see if they had chosen any particular kind ..."
3. The History of Mankind by Friedrich Ratzel (1896)
"In Tonga chains were made of long thin leg-bones, alternating with small brown snail-shells, and from them hung a large mother-of-pearl shell. ..."
4. Half Hours with the Lower Animals: Protozoans, Sponges, Corals, Shells by Charles Frederick Holder (1905)
"The collector had cut the top from an empty brown snail and placed a living snail with a yellow shell upon it, tying the two together. ..."