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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

In real life, it is the hare who wins. Every time. Look around you. And in any case it is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. Hares have no time to read. They are too busy winning the game.
Anita Brookner

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

May this house stand until an ant drinks the ocean and a tortoise circles the world.
Jonathan Carroll

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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