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mud turtle

noun
1.
any of several small, freshwater turtles of the family Kinosternidae, of North and South America, as the dark-brown Kinosternon subrubrum, of the U.S.
Origin of mud turtle
1775-1785
An Americanism dating back to 1775-85
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  • Fancy a mud turtle like you trying to pass an opinion on a gentleman!

    Victory Joseph Conrad
  • "That's a snapping turtle—not a mud turtle," went on the ranchman.

  • He dragged the mascot to the Chinese tomb, near which the mud turtle was halted.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • The mud turtle's dread of the Chinese tomb was still with him.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • The mud turtle handed the dice and ten-dollar bill to the Wildcat.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • The Wildcat uncorked the bottle and held it to the mud turtle's chattering lips.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • He succeeded in pouring the contents of the bottle into the mud turtle.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • The mud turtle's only answer was a renewed succession of yells.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • He kicked and struck wildly at the mud turtle without effect.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • Then he succeeded in obtaining the blanket in which the mud turtle had been wrapped.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
British Dictionary definitions for mud turtle

mud turtle

noun
1.
any of various small turtles of the genus Kinosternon and related genera that inhabit muddy rivers in North and Central America: family Kinosternidae
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