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- n. soup usually made of the flesh of green turtles
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"Witness Sir Thomas Lawrence's fine picture of Sir Wm. Curtis, where the Court painter has thrown a poetical expression over, a personage that never in his life betrayed any predilection for anything but turtle soup and gormandizing."
The turtle soup he declared was good, though she might have seen better; the fish from Botany Bay, the wild fowl from the interior, the game of other kinds from the Hunter river, he declared she could not have known surpassed anywhere.