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Jack Wonnell obediently made a few turns on the windlass, and as the bag came up, two terrapin of the then common diamond-back variety rolled on the deck, and a skilpot.
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hernesheir commented on the word skilpot
From the Dutch word for turtle, schildpad.
January 8, 2013