American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

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Author: Noah Webster

Testudo

TESTU’DO, n. [L.] A tortoise. Among the Romans, 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.

1. In medicine, a broad soft tumor between the skull and the skin, called also talpa or mole, as resembling the subterraneous windings of the tortoise or mole.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Testudo," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed July 20, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4W6DNYTCAINZRSE.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Testudo." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 20 Jul. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4W6DNYTCAINZRSE.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Testudo' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 20 July 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4W6DNYTCAINZRSE.