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What does snail toss mean in the following sentences?

I'll drop this in the snail toss on the way, all right?
I was thinking about some hardcore snail toss later.

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I didn't find snail toss in the dictionary; the British, the American, and the Time corpus. – kiamlaluno Feb 3 '11 at 11:17
Something random and meaningless that someone made up on Urban Dictionary (and didn't even get any upvotes for) should not be the basis for questions on this site (or anywhere else for that matter), IMHO. – ShreevatsaR Feb 4 '11 at 5:29

I'm going to guess from the context, that the usage in the first sentence is an idiosyncratic way to refer to a snail mail post box.

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Here is the Urban Dictionary entry for snail toss. I've got to say, though, that it is a little bit weird.

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I actually got the 2nd context sentence from Urban Dictionary and it didn't make much sense to me either. – Josh Parker Feb 3 '11 at 13:04

Here's the google books search for "snail toss": The only relevant reference is Annie's garden journal, where the snippet allows me to read:

Then we had the snail toss contest! We wanted to see who could throw them the fartest and make the loudest noise!

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Personally I prefer the hamster toss game. – whitman Feb 4 '11 at 2:51

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