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Testudo Graeca
Testudo Tes*tu"do, n.; pl. Testudines. [L., from testa the shell of shellfish, or of testaceous animals.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of tortoises which formerly included a large number of diverse forms, but is now restricted to certain terrestrial species, such as the European land tortoise (Testudo Gr[ae]ca) and the gopher of the Southern United States. 2. (Rom. Antiq.) A cover or screen which a body of troops formed with their shields or targets, by holding them over their heads when standing close to each other. This cover resembled the back of a tortoise, and served to shelter the men from darts, stones, and other missiles. A similar defense was sometimes formed of boards, and moved on wheels. 3. (Mus.) A kind of musical instrument. a species of lyre; -- so called in allusion to the lyre of Mercury, fabled to have been made of the shell of a tortoise.

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- Interpretatio graeca (Latin, "Gr**** translation") or "interpretation by means of Gr**** [models]" is a discourse used to interpret or attempt to understand...
- The Patrologia Graeca (or Patrologiae Cursus Completus, Series Graeca) is an edited collection of writings by the Christian Church Fathers and various...
- English is wye (pronounced /ˈwaɪ/), plural wyes. In Latin, Y was named I graeca ("Gr**** I"), since the classical Gr**** sound /y/, similar to modern German...
- Elachista graeca is a moth of the family Elachistidae that is found in Greece and Croatia. "Elachista (Aphelosetia) graeca Parenti, 2002". 2.6.2. Fauna...
- Rosin (/ˈɹɒ.zən/), also called colophony or Gr**** pitch (Latin: pix graeca), is a solid form of resin obtained from pines and some other plants, mostly...
- Periploca graeca, the silkvine, is an ornamental plant in the family Apocynaceae. It is native to southern Europe and the Middle East, and is sparingly...
- Stenalia graeca is a beetle in the genus Stenalia of the family Mordellidae. It was described in 1965 by Ermisch. Mordellidae Species List Archived October...
- tortoise (Testudo graeca), also known commonly as the spur-thighed tortoise, is a species of tortoise in the family Testudinidae. Testudo graeca is one of five...
- of Hungary consists of two main parts: "abroncs" (rim, hoop) the corona graeca, and "keresztpántok" (cross straps) the corona latina. It was created during...
- Epirus (/ɪˈpaɪrəs/) is a geographical and historical region in southeastern Europe, now shared between Greece and Albania. It lies between the Pindus Mountains...