Say it, Sam: /ˈwentlˌtrap/
a marine mollusk that has a tall spiral shell with many whorls that are ringed with oblique ridges.
, class Gastropoda: numerous species
mid 18th century: from Dutch wenteltrap, literally 'winding stair'
The genius genus took a taxi to the conference. Tom Taxa wore his tux to tell his talk.
He spoke eloquently on the Epitoniidae but his tongue tripped, as when climbing a spiral staircase, on the wentletrap
at the center of his presentation, Epitonium barissum
(Iredale, 1936). He didn't mention that he had stopped at the nearby tony bar for some Dutch courage.
[Just for the sake of accuracy, the image above isn't the carnivorous snail species Tom Taxa was describing. The image is Epitonium scalare
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