Sentence Examples


  • 1 The gigantic land tortoise (Testudo elephantina) is found only in the Aldabra Islands.
  • If one were to ask him what the substance is in which this colour and that taste or smell inhere, " he would find himself in a difficulty like that of the Indian, who, after saying that the world rested on an elephant, and the elephant on a broad-backed tortoise, could only suppose the tortoise to rest on ` Something, I know not what.'
  • The chief products for export are copra, tortoise-shell, mother-of-pearl, sharks' fins and trepang.
  • P. 633.) To her oriental attributes the following may be added: the sparrow and hare (productivity), the wry-neck (as a love-charm, of which Aphrodite was considered the inventor), the swan and dolphin (as a marine divinity), the tortoise (explained by Plutarch as a symbol of domesticity, but connected by Gruppe with the marine deity), the rose, the poppy, and the lime tree.
  • It exports cedar, mahogany, tobacco, sugar, tortoise-shell,.