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testudinate (te-STOOD-in-ayt) adjective, also testudinal or testudinarian
1. Slow-moving, like a turtle.
2. Curved like the carapace (shell) of a turtle; vaulted.
[From Late Latin testudinatus, from Latin testudo (tortoise).]
"President Bill Clinton, that testudinate jogger who would be Our Leader, was soundly thrashed in the off-year elections ..." Robert Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The Continuing Crisis, American Spectator, Jan 1994.
This week's theme: animal words.
A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works. -Bill Vaughan, journalist (1915-1977)