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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TURTLE

Such, Delawares, is the belief of the children of the Turtle.

He gave them a turtle and said: “Put it in the water-barrel in the yard.”

He is a gopher, and different from the common kind of turtle.

Is there any reader of Young People who can tell me how to tame a turtle?

A turtle may bury its eggs in a sand bank and abandon them to their fate.

Hence it becomes necessary for the turtle to securely hide her eggs.

The turtle has reduced the number of eggs to perhaps a score.

Position the turtle and wire upon a piece of board for a temporary base.

The boatswain caught a turtle, from which we had some capital soup.

For the turtle hauled us at a terrific rate through the water.

WORD ORIGIN

reptile, c.1600, "marine tortoise," from French tortue "turtle, tortoise," of unknown origin. The English word is perhaps a sailors' mauling of the French one, influenced by the similar sounding turtle (n.2). Later extended to land tortoises; sea-turtle is attested from 1610s. Turtleneck "close-fitting collar" is recorded from 1895.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.