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tortoise

(Encyclopedia) tortoise tôr´təs [key], common name for a terrestrial turtle , especially one of the family Testudinidae. Tortoises inhabit warm regions of all continents except Australia. They have ...

Tortoise (Music)

StandardsThrill Jockey If abstract art had a musical equivalent, it might sound something like this immensely talented instrumental quintet from Chicago. Throughout the 1990s, …

The Devil's Dictionary: Tortoise

by Ambrose Bierce TOPETREETORTOISE -n. A creature thoughtfully created to supply occasion for the following lines by the illustrious Ambat Delaso: TO MY PET TORTOISE …

Brewer's: Hare and the Tortoise

(The). Everyone knows the fable of the race between the hare and the tortoise, won by the latter; and the moral, “Slow and steady wins the race.” The French equivalent is “P…

Brewer's: Cat and Tortoise

or Boar and Sow. Names given to the testudo. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Cat has nine LivesCat and Kittens A B C D E F G H I J K…

Aesop's Fables: The Hare and the Tortoise

by Aesop The Cat and the CockThe Soldier and His HorseThe Hare and the Tortoise A Hare was one day making fun of a Tortoise for being so slow upon his feet. "Wait a bit," …

Aesop's Fables: Jupiter and the Tortoise

by Aesop The Jackdaw and the PigeonsThe Dog in the MangerJupiter and the Tortoise Jupiter was about to marry a wife, and determined to celebrate the event by inviting all th…

Aesop's Fables: The Tortoise and the Eagle

by Aesop The Man and the LionThe Kid on the HousetopThe Tortoise and the Eagle A Tortoise, discontented with his lowly life, and envious of the birds he saw disporting thems…

Brewer's: Tortoise which Supports the Earth

(The) is Chukwa; the elephant (between the tortoise and the world) is Maha-pudma. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894TortureTorso A B C D E …

Sand to Snow National Monument

(Encyclopedia) Sand to Snow National Monument, 154,000 acres (62,000 hectares) in the San Bernadino Mountains, S Calif. It rises from the Sonoran Desert floor to Mount San Gorgonio (11,503 ft/3,506 m), the hi...