How to use Tortoise-shell in a sentence
A third colour-phase, the "erythristic" or red, is represented by the sandy cat, the female of which takes the form of the "tortoise-shell," characterized, curiously enough, by the colour being a blend of black, white, and sandy.
A nearer view will reveal the rich chestnut of the mantle and upper wing-coverts, and the combination of colours thus exhibited suggests the term "tortoise-shell" often applied to it - the quill-feathers being mostly of a dark brown and its lower parts pure white.
The exports are chiefly groundnuts, rubber of inferior quality, sesamum and other oil seeds, tortoise-shell and ebony.
Dobbo, on a small western island, is the chief place; its resident population is reinforced annually, at the time of the west monsoon, by traders from that quarter, who deal in the tripang, pearl shell, tortoise-shell, and other produce of the islands.
The chief exports of the islands besides coir and cowries (a decreasing trade) are coco-nuts, copra, tortoise-shell and dried bonito-fish.Advertisement
So thoroughly had he now mastered the management of glazes that he could combine yellow, green, white and claret color in regular patches to imitate tortoise-shell.
A small amount of tortoise-shell is collected.
Not only were they lodged in cages of tortoise-shell and ivory, with silver wires, but they were professedly esteemed as delicacies for the table, and one emperor is said to have fed his lions upon them!
The coasts of Mexico, together with their accessible lagoons and rivers, afford innumerable breeding-places for turtles, which include the large green and tortoise-shell species.
The German islands have a small trade in sandalwood, tortoise-shell, &c. The total population may be roughly estimated at 180,000.Advertisement
A considerable business is done in tortoise-shell.
The chief products for export are copra, tortoise-shell, mother-of-pearl, sharks' fins and trepang.
The specialities of Naples are the manufacture of coral, tortoise-shell, kid gloves and macaroni, but it has been growing also as an industrial centre.
Bananas, yams, &c., were also largely cultivated, and there was considerable trade in coco-nut oil, timber, fish and fish oil and tortoise-shell, whaling being carried on, chiefly by Americans and French, in the neighbouring seas.
The tortoise-shell and calipee fisheries and the export of salt fish are important industries.Advertisement
Raw and prepared cotton, tobacco, trepang, tortoise-shell, coco-nuts and coco-nut oil, and salt are exported.
The evening bag body is mounted on to a faux tortoise shell celluloid plastic square base.
The bag has a faux tortoise shell plastic frame and kiss clasp and is lined in navy blue cotton fabric.
Stylish tortoise shell ear piece is included with the gold frame.
We also have his sister, the tortoise shell named Gala, and both of them have developed loving relationships with their own fluffy toys.Advertisement
Possibly the oldest book in the world, legend tells how Fu Hsi inspired by the patterns on a tortoise shell began to observe and understand the patterns found in nature.