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A.Word.A.Day--testudinate

(te-STOOD-in-ayt) Pronunciation

adjective:1. Slow-moving, like a turtle.
 2. Curved like the carapace (shell) of a turtle; vaulted.
noun:A turtle

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.

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