It might be a lace handkerchief, a pink Paumotan pearl, or a comb of hawksbill turtle.
The hawksbill turtle is distinguished by the hawk-like appearance of its head.
The shell of the hawksbill turtle is much ——d for making combs.
Our fishing party have taken in their seine to-day, two flying-fish of the gurnet species, and a hawksbill turtle.
A singular mode of taking the hawksbill turtle is followed by the natives here.