terrapin

Part of speech: noun

One of various tortoises.

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Usage examples "terrapin":

  1. Fancy food and wealthy drink Raise Gehenna with a gink; Pastry, terrapin, and cheeses Bring on gout and swell diseases. - "Tobogganing On Parnassus", Franklin P. Adams.
  2. Don't you remember the time you tried to get Brother Terrapin to give you a fiddle- string? - "Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country", Joel Chandler Harris.
  3. " Why, as to that," replied Mr. Rabbit, " the fiddle- string in his neck was news to Brother Terrapin." - "Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country", Joel Chandler Harris.