He improvised upon a many-stringed lyre made of tortoise shell, and his music was shimmering and symphonious.
The walls were decorated with the same material, representing sea-scenes, jewels and tortoise shell patterns.
Were not the articles in her arms, the tortoise shell comb, the kimono and those other garments her very own?
While working as a maker of tortoise shell combs he was taught to read, and soon developed a passion for books.
This crow evidently is as fond of the inmate of the tortoise shell as he is of the contents of an ostrich egg.
Shall your back be like a tortoise shell, to let carts go over it, yet not to break?
Doctor Ward calmly produced a tortoise shell snuffbox from his left-hand waistcoat pocket, and deliberately took snuff.
tortoise shell and horn combs last much longer for having oil rubbed into them once in a while.
With a tortoise shell pick in one hand, and holding the wheel with the other, he began to fix the screw, with his head in the box.
From a dead turtle the plates of tortoise shell can be readily detached by beating.