Sculptured tortoise
Sculpture Sculp"ture (?; 135), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sculptured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sculpturing}.] To form with the chisel on, in, or from, wood, stone, or metal; to carve; to engrave. [1913 Webster]

{Sculptured tortoise} (Zo["o]l.), a common North American wood tortoise ({Glyptemys insculpta}). The shell is marked with strong grooving and ridges which resemble sculptured figures. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sculpture — Sculp ture (?; 135), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sculptured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sculpturing}.] To form with the chisel on, in, or from, wood, stone, or metal; to carve; to engrave. [1913 Webster] {Sculptured tortoise} (Zo[ o]l.), a common North American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sculpturing — Sculpture Sculp ture (?; 135), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sculptured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sculpturing}.] To form with the chisel on, in, or from, wood, stone, or metal; to carve; to engrave. [1913 Webster] {Sculptured tortoise} (Zo[ o]l.), a common North …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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