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Definition of "tortoise-shell" [tortoise-shell]

  • Attributive form of tortoise shell, noun. (adjective)

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Use "tortoise-shell" in a sentence
  • ""Drive is a fairytale," the young director said, tapping his sneakered foot tensely under his chair, while looking very confident and poised in his tortoise-shell glasses and black sweatshirt -- an intriguing combination."
  • "Heidi Julavits, the 35-year-old co-editor of The Believer, the new Dave Eggers – sponsored literary magazine, arrived for her interview dressed in a style that might be called haute zoologist: angular tortoise-shell glasses, khaki zip-front jacket over a white polo shirt, and a denim skirt."
  • "You should also lob a compliment at people you meet who are wearing the same tortoise-shell glasses."