Crossword clues for gastropod
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Gastropod \Gas"tro*pod\, n. (Zo["o]l.) One of the Gastropoda. [Written also gasteropod.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
n. Any member of a class of mollusks (Gastropoda) that includes snails and slugs; univalve mollusk.
n. a class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes [syn: univalve]
Usage examples of "gastropod".
Ayla reached for her amulet and felt for the fifth object she carried in it now: a piece of black manganese dioxide nestled in the small pouch along with the three nodules of iron pyrite stuck together, a red-stained oval of mammoth ivory, the fossil cast of a gastropod, and a chunk of red ochre.
She had been told five different ways of preparing the gastropods themselves, and had heard four different recipes: boiled snails, fried snails, Cretan snail stew, and snails pilaf.
The Shalra were essentially large gastropods with long, ridged shells.
Challenging the gastropod it said, “There is no doubt, however, that the Book of the Kalends predicts the failure of the attempt to raise Heldscalla.
So, on the ovarian trolley there was this voyage of man and bull-frog composed of identical stuff, neither better nor less than Dante but infinitely different, the one not knowing precisely the meaning of anything, the other knowing too precisely the meaning of everything, hence both lost and confused through beginnings and endings, finally to be deposited at Java or India Street, Greenpoint, there to be carried back into the current of life, so-called, by a couple of sawdust moils with twitching ovaries of the well-known gastropod variety.
Slightly over half could be called bipedal and tended to have sensory organs at the apex of their forms, the rest went from chitinous multipedes to soft and all too often oozy gastropods.
The multilegged gastropod, the immense dragonfly, the furry ice cube, the red jelly supported by its metal frame, the univalvular cephalopod, the kindly looking bivalve Nurb K’ohl Daq, the quasiarachnid, its chitinous shell gleaming, its many legs drumming .
The multilegged gastropod, the immense dragonfly, the furry ice cube, the red jelly supported by its metal frame, the univalvular cephalopod, the kindly looking bivalve Nurb K'ohl Daq, the quasiarachnid, its chitinous shell gleaming, its many legs drumming .