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tortoise, turtle

Auslan SignbankDictionary#2760 tortoise
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As a Noun: 1. A slow-moving animal with a large, hard shell over its body. It can pull its head and legs into the shell in order to protect them. English = tortoise. 2. A large reptile which has a thick shell covering its body and which lives in the sea most of the time. English = turtle. As a Verb or Adjective: 1. Of a tortoise (or turtle), to move.