How to use Tortoise-shell in a sentence

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • The exports are chiefly groundnuts, rubber of inferior quality, sesamum and other oil seeds, tortoise-shell and ebony.

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  • 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.

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  • The chief exports of the islands besides coir and cowries (a decreasing trade) are coco-nuts, copra, tortoise-shell and dried bonito-fish.

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  • 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.

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  • A small amount of tortoise-shell is collected.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • The German islands have a small trade in sandalwood, tortoise-shell, &c. The total population may be roughly estimated at 180,000.

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  • A considerable business is done in tortoise-shell.

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  • The chief products for export are copra, tortoise-shell, mother-of-pearl, sharks' fins and trepang.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • The tortoise-shell and calipee fisheries and the export of salt fish are important industries.

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  • Raw and prepared cotton, tobacco, trepang, tortoise-shell, coco-nuts and coco-nut oil, and salt are exported.

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  • The evening bag body is mounted on to a faux tortoise shell celluloid plastic square base.

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  • The bag has a faux tortoise shell plastic frame and kiss clasp and is lined in navy blue cotton fabric.

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  • Stylish tortoise shell ear piece is included with the gold frame.

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  • We also have his sister, the tortoise shell named Gala, and both of them have developed loving relationships with their own fluffy toys.

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  • 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.

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