Definition of Tortoises

1. Noun. (plural of tortoise) ¹

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Definition of Tortoises

1. tortoise [n] - See also: tortoise

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tortoises

tortious interference
tortoise plant
tortoise shell
tortoise shells
tortoises (current term)
tortoiseshell cat
tortoiseshell cats
tortoiseshell turtle
tortricid moth

Literary usage of Tortoises

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1830)
"THE FOSSIL tortoises. We shall begin with a brief and rapid survey of the ... The sub-genera of the tortoises differ much more in the head than those of the ..."

2. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"Mr. Darwin states his belief that these tortoises are found in all the islands of the ... The tortoises which live on those islands where there is DO water, ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1872)
".It was shown that the existing snapping tortoises possess a narrow ... The second case was presented by tortoises of a character like those now inhabiting ..."

4. Water Reptiles of the Past and Present by Samuel Wendell Williston (1914)
"In all probability, also, they have retained, more than have any other group of turtles, unless it be some of the fresh-water tortoises, the primitive ..."

5. Genetic Psychology: An Introduction to an Objective and Genetic View of by Edwin Asbury Kirkpatrick (1909)
"tortoises seem to be higher in the scale of intelligence than frogs. ... One of the marked differences between land and water tortoises, as shown by Yerkes' ..."

6. The Voyage of Fran├žois Leguat of Bresse, to Rodriguez, Mauritius, Java, and by Fran├žois Le Guat, Samuel Pasfield Oliver (1891)
"70) mentions the immense numbers of land tortoises he and his companions found in Rodriguez; and, indeed, when we consider that the helpless creatures lived ..."

7. The Animal Food Resources of Different Nations: With Mention of Some of the by Peter Lund Simmonds (1885)
"Taking the first order, tortoises or Turtles, we find the flesh of many kinds is ... Professor Dumeril has classed the tortoises, according to their habits, ..."

8. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London by Linnean Society of London (1827)
"On two new Genera of Land tortoises. By Thomas Bell, Esq., FLS Communicated ... IN a monograph of the " Freshwater tortoises having a move- able Sternum," ..."

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