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Definition of Tortoise

Tortoise

  1. Any one of numerous species of reptiles of the order Testudinata.
  2. Same as Testudo, 2.
  3. having a color like that of a tortoise's shell, black with white and orange spots; -- used mostly to describe cats of that color.
  4. a tortoise-shell cat.

Tortoise Quotations

We called him Tortoise because he taught us.
Lewis Carroll

There is only one home to the life of a river-mussel; there is only one home to the life of a tortoise; there is only one shell to the soul of man: there is only one world to the spirit of our race. If that world leaves its course and smashes on boulders of the great void, whose world will give us shelter?
Wole Soyinka

The slow philosophy is not about doing everything in tortoise mode. It's less about the speed and more about investing the right amount of time and attention in the problem so you solve it.
Carl Honore

Runners and yogis are alike in lots of ways, and not just because some of us need yoga to unkink what running jams. Runners and yogis are also alike because of this tortoise shell idea, this 'home' we can access inside ourselves.
Kristin Armstrong

You can't trample infidels when you're a tortoise. I mean, all you could do is give them a meaningful look.
Terry Pratchett
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Tortoise Translations

tortoise in Afrikaans is skilpad
tortoise in Dutch is schildpad
tortoise in French is tortue
tortoise in Italian is tartaruga
tortoise in Portuguese is tartaruga
tortoise in Spanish is tortuga
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