snail's pace


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snail's pace

n
a very slow or sluggish speed or rate

snail's′ pace′


n.
an extremely slow rate of progress.
[1400–50]
snail′-paced`, adj.
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snail's pace

noun
A very slow rate of speed:
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When they reached the village, the Hazel-nut child left off pricking the horse, and the poor tired creature pursued its way at a snail's pace.
He fixed his gaze upon a white sunshade that was advancing at snail's pace from the beach.
This caused additional delay; after which they continued to crawl forward at a snail's pace.
We were flying at a snail's pace but a few feet above the ground--literally feeling our way along through the darkness, for both moons had set, and the night was black with the clouds that are to be found only at Mars's two extremities.
So we crept along at a snail's pace, with much stumbling and falling--the guards keeping up a singsong chant ahead of us, interspersed with certain high notes which I found always indicated rough places and turns.
The wind was favourable, and I had thought to tow them back under sail, but the wind baffled, then died away, and our progress with the oars was a snail's pace.
But we go at such a snail's pace," said Sally, shaking her head impatiently.
Given the snail's pace at which the work is being carried out, it's fair to assume that nothing will have significantly changed by the time the festival weekend starts and a logjam is guaranteed, especially if there happens to be a major road accident during that time, too.
What a shame this is, especially for the kids who don't understand what's happening,'' says Habitat volunteer Matt Febbi, one of a handful of retired volunteers trying to find some busy work last week to do on the framed skeletons of 10 homes progressing at a snail's pace.
Old jalopies belched out blue exhaust and sleek sports cars crawled along at a snail's pace in a seven-mile parade that lasted for more than three hours.
About 50 trucks were driven at a snail's pace around St.
There was talk he might return to America, fed up with the snail's pace of progress.