Meanwhile, the 23-year-old Pattinson may be the tortoise to Lautner's hare.
tortoise disqualified for technical reasons, first place awarded to Sputnik hare.
She is married with two children, two dogs, a cat and a tortoise.
The tortoise Hollande, early on in his bid to become the Socialist nominee, had only two reporters on his beat.
The first lawyer, you know, was a waif that was adopted by a tortoise and a fox.
I had, too, and I own it was absurd, a tortoise named Chrysagre.
Jimmy Kinsella sat on a stone with his back to the party in the tortoise.
The tortoise in the right road will beat a racer in the wrong.
Priscilla, rowing with short, decisive strokes, drove the tortoise forward.
With these words he took his tortoise on his back and went off.
1550s, altered (perhaps by influence of porpoise) from Middle English tortuse (late 15c.), tortuce (mid-15c.), tortuge (late 14c.), from Medieval Latin tortuca (mid-13c.), perhaps from Late Latin tartaruchus "of the underworld" (see turtle). Others propose a connection with Latin tortus "twisted," based on the shape of the feet. The classical Latin word was testudo, from testa "shell." First record of tortoise shell as a coloring pattern is from 1782.
(Heb. tsabh). Ranked among the unclean animals (Lev. 11:29). Land tortoises are common in Syria. The LXX. renders the word by "land crocodile." The word, however, more probably denotes a lizard, called by the modern Arabs _dhabb_.