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noun as in turtle


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The team identified genes possibly involved in the tuatara’s biological quirks including their long lives, which are the longest of any other reptiles besides tortoises.

At this point, you just needed to determine when the tortoise had finished 20 percent of the race.

Last week, the tortoise and the hare were about to begin a 10-mile race along a “stretch” of road.

To better understand this, let’s take a closer look at the tortoise over time.

Once this sum exceeded 10, the tortoise was guaranteed to have finished the race.

Tortoise disqualified for technical reasons, first place awarded to Sputnik hare.

The same look of an unruly child behind his tortoise-shell glasses.

“That was bizarre,” he said, his brown eyes getting wide behind his tortoise-shell glasses.

His art collection includes a live tortoise covered in gems and a "flavor organ" on which he can play gustatory fugues.

The tortoise Hollande, early on in his bid to become the Socialist nominee, had only two reporters on his beat.

The legs and arms were carved or made of costly woods, or inlaid or plated with tortoise-shell or the precious metals.

As he glanced through the window he saw an Englishman in the shop holding a tortoise, which he was turning about in his hands.

The sheath itself was hardly less remarkable, made of a single piece of tortoise shell, studded with golden bees.

The tortoise is found sculptured on some of the ruins at Uxmal; it was also stamped upon the coins of Grecian Thebes and gina.

If you've spectacles, don't have a tortoise-shell rim, And don't go near the water—unless you can swim.

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On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tortoise, such as: chelonian, cooter, leatherback, loggerhead, slowpoke, and snapper.

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