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  • It was revisited as recently as 2007 with TMNT, a CGI version of the ass-kicking testudines.

    2010 June : Chronicles Network: Science Fiction & Fantasy

  • Well, there are for crocodilians and testudines, and also for a few charismatic groups such as chameleons and monitor lizards.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • Quintius in Livy said of the inhabitants of Peloponnesus, may be well applied to us, we are testudines testa sua inclusi, like so many tortoises in our shells, safely defended by an angry sea, as a wall on all sides.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • He concludes by noting that the variability of genome sizes in aves , is smaller than in squamata (lizards and snakes), and testudines (turtles, tortoises, and terrapins).

    Public Rambling

  • Et sunt in hoc territorio testudines terribilis quantitatis, fitque de maioribus Regi ac nobilibus delicatus ac preciosus cibus: mentior, si non quasdam ibidem viderim testudinum conchas, in quarum vna se tres homines occultarent, suntque omnes multum albi coloris.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • What need I mention towers, vineƦ, and testudines, and the other apparatus used in attacking towns?

    The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08

  • Doni [8] mentions the barbiton, defining it in his index as _Barbitos seu major chelys italice tiorba_, and deriving it from lyre and cithara in common with testudines, tiorbas and all tortoiseshell instruments.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 "Banks" to "Bassoon"

  • The testudines had been brought up and the wall was being undermined; in other places it was being battered by the rams.

    The History of Rome, Vol. V

  • What need to describe the towers, the vineae, the testudines, and the other engines used in storming cities?

    The History of Rome, Vol. I

  • Comparisons have been drawn between the terrapin and the turtle -- very absurdly; for, beyond the fact of both being testudines, there is not a point of resemblance.

    Border and Bastille

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