The insects which mimic these are chiefly Papilios, and Diadema, a genus allied to our peacock and tortoiseshell butterflies.
And seeing that the Minister was looking over his tortoiseshell.
The same males might be used with advantage with a tortoiseshell female.
It is usually supposed that a tortoiseshell Tom is an impossibility.
The tortoiseshell male cat is a treasure often sought for, but very, very seldom found.
In two hours Nakeesa has filled the tortoiseshell and returns to her man.
These boxes are often of gold or tortoiseshell, and beautifully ornamented.
Peacock and tortoiseshell butterflies were flitting to and fro.
In the earliest period any bones of animals (especially shoulder-bones) were used; later only tortoiseshell.
His brass and tortoiseshell marquetry set a fashion to all succeeding craftsmen.