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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of a turtle.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

turtle +‎ -like


  • Soon they were reduced to a turtlelike lumber, their sharp trotters sinking almost to the hilt.

    The Dirty Life

  • I hate this place, I muttered, pulling my sweatshirt neck up over my mouth, turtlelike.

    What Would Emma Do?

  • Christy wanted to leap over the desk and choke the haughty cow until her turtlelike face turned blue and her bug eyes popped out of their sockets.

    Wife in the Fast Lane

  • She tried to glean some sense of his reaction, but his face, a leathery olive mask marked by a turtlelike beak and deep amber orbs for eyes, betrayed nothing.

    Reap the Whirlwind

  • It made his head look turtlelike, held aloft by his thin, weathered neck.


  • He breathed deeply and made a sort of subterranean growling noise that caused Manfred to hunch his shoulders and try to withdraw his head, turtlelike, into the safer confines of his clothing.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • Judging by the goblin2s turtlelike speed, Kaz had a few minutes, but no more.

    Kaz the Minotaur

  • Instead, Ronnie had placed her hand over the baby's mouth and turtlelike nose, counting her own breaths until the baby's stopped.

    Every Secret Thing

  • Kit trudged into the wind, his hands in his pockets, his head tucked, turtlelike, into the collar of his jacket.

    Dreaming of the Bones

  • My eyes had adjusted to the blackness; I thrust my head forward turtlelike and peered around.

    Till the Butchers Cut Him Down


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