Thalassochelys caouana
Loggerhead Log"ger*head`, n. [Log + head.] 1. A blockhead; a dunce; a numskull. --Shak. Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. A spherical mass of iron, with a long handle, used to heat tar. [1913 Webster]

3. (Naut.) An upright piece of round timber, in a whaleboat, over which a turn of the line is taken when it is running out too fast. --Ham. Nav. Encyc. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) A very large marine turtle ({Thalassochelys caretta} syn. {Thalassochelys caouana}), common in the warmer parts of the Atlantic Ocean, from Brazil to Cape Cod; -- called also {logger-headed turtle}. [1913 Webster]

5. (Zo["o]l.) An American shrike ({Lanius Ludovicianus}), similar to the butcher bird, but smaller. See {Shrike}. [1913 Webster]

{To be at loggerheads}, {To fall to loggerheads}, or {To go to loggerheads}, to quarrel; to be at strife. --L' Estrange. [1913 Webster]


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  • Thalassochelys caretta — Loggerhead Log ger*head , n. [Log + head.] 1. A blockhead; a dunce; a numskull. Shak. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. A spherical mass of iron, with a long handle, used to heat tar. [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) An upright piece of round timber, in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lanius Ludovicianus — Loggerhead Log ger*head , n. [Log + head.] 1. A blockhead; a dunce; a numskull. Shak. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. A spherical mass of iron, with a long handle, used to heat tar. [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) An upright piece of round timber, in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Loggerhead — Log ger*head , n. [Log + head.] 1. A blockhead; a dunce; a numskull. Shak. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. A spherical mass of iron, with a long handle, used to heat tar. [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) An upright piece of round timber, in a whaleboat, over… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • logger-headed turtle — Loggerhead Log ger*head , n. [Log + head.] 1. A blockhead; a dunce; a numskull. Shak. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. A spherical mass of iron, with a long handle, used to heat tar. [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) An upright piece of round timber, in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be at loggerheads — Loggerhead Log ger*head , n. [Log + head.] 1. A blockhead; a dunce; a numskull. Shak. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. A spherical mass of iron, with a long handle, used to heat tar. [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) An upright piece of round timber, in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To fall to loggerheads — Loggerhead Log ger*head , n. [Log + head.] 1. A blockhead; a dunce; a numskull. Shak. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. A spherical mass of iron, with a long handle, used to heat tar. [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) An upright piece of round timber, in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To go to loggerheads — Loggerhead Log ger*head , n. [Log + head.] 1. A blockhead; a dunce; a numskull. Shak. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. A spherical mass of iron, with a long handle, used to heat tar. [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) An upright piece of round timber, in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caouanne — Caretta caretta …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Caretta — Caretta …   Wikipédia en Français

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