from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete spelling of terrapin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) See terrapin.

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  • noun Alternative form of terrapin.


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  • Speaking of symbolism ... the terapin can live both in water and on land, kinda like working mothers who serve dual roles.

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  • As is often the case with man and terapin, an argument broke out between us on the subject of lettuce selection vis a vis indicators of freshness.

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  • I gather up my cling film and my terapin and follow him in.

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  • Sometimes a phosphorescent gleam played over the stagnant pond, into which the terapin plunged heavily at their approach; while on the neighbouring banks the frogs of all degrees croaked forth their inharmonious chant, making the scene more hideous, and certainly adding greatly to the sense of gloom which it inspired in those who penetrated it.

    The Partisan: A Tale of the Revolution. By the Author of "The Yemassee," "Guy Rivers," &c. In Two Volumes. Vol. I 1835

  • Stop Dreaming Start Action itulah yang semestinya kita terapin dalam hidup ini, baik dalam hal pekerjaan maupun kehidupan sehari hari. impian, entah itu mimpi jadi orang kaya, jadi dokter atau bahkan mimpi menjadi seorang presiden. New Blogs and RSS Feeds 2009

  • Thou wert feverish and impatient this morning until thou wert fairly in it, with its mud and water plashing around thee; and now thou art here, with the trees crowding upon us so thickly that the sun looks not under them once in the whole year, thou creepest like a terapin upon thy journey, as if thou didst greatly fear thou wouldst too quickly get through it; a barren fear, this, for we see but the beginning: the bog deepens, and the day grows darker as we go.

    The Partisan: A Tale of the Revolution. By the Author of "The Yemassee," "Guy Rivers," &c. In Two Volumes. Vol. I 1835


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  • Variant of terrapin.

    September 2, 2008