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  1. slugs

    Slug, or land slug, is a common name for any apparently shell-less terrestrial gastropod mollusc. The word slug is also often used as part of the common name of any gastropod mollusc that has no shell, a very reduced shell, or only a small internal shell, particularly sea slugs and semislugs (this is in contrast to the common name snail, which applies to gastropods that have a coiled shell large enough that they can fully retract their soft parts into it). Various taxonomic families of land slugs form part of several quite different evolutionary lineages, which also include snails. Thus, the various families of slugs are not closely related, despite a superficial similarity in the overall body form. The shell-less condition has arisen many times independently as an example of convergent evolution, and thus the category "slug" is polyphyletic.

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  1. Slugs

    half-roasted ore


  1. Slugs

    Slugs, muerte viscosa is a 1988 American horror film based on the novel Slugs by Shaun Hutson. It was banned in the Australian state of Queensland until the early 1990s when the Queensland Censorship Board was disbanded. Several scenes supposedly occurring in the same location were shot in different locations. This is because almost all of the exterior shots were filmed in Lyons, NY and the interior shots were filmed in Madrid, Spain.

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  1. slugs

    Cylindrical or cubical pieces of metal, discharged from a gun.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slugs in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slugs in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of slugs in a Sentence

  1. Paul Hetherington:

    They usually go into a hibernation in winter but due to this very warm winter they have not. So what else do slugs do? They breed and they eat, so there is a high likelihood that we are going to see a slug explosion given that many of their predators are in decline.

  2. Paul Hetherington:

    The vast majority of slugs and snails feed on dead or rotting vegetation so I wouldn't call them the gardener's pest, they get a bad press.

  3. Paul Jepson:

    There are plenty of things that eat slugs and really love them. But the problem is they're not sufficient.

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