When a rhinoceros or tiger breaks out of its cagewhen a jewel or tortoise-shell ornament is damaged in its casketwhose fault is it?"
Don't skulk!" He laughed again and walked on; and the heap in the fireplace put out his head tortoise fashion and listened in horror to the retreating footsteps.
Thus it is that John Mill pretends to refute the Achilles-tortoise fallacy.
Tracking the yellow sun from steep to steep, As up the opposing hills, with tortoise foot, they creep.
" Referring to Tsang Wan, he asked, "What is to be said of this man's discernment?this man with his tortoise-house, with the pillar-heads and posts bedizened with scenes of hill and mere!" Tsz-chang put a question relative to the chief Minister of Tsu, Tsz-wan.
So that, on the whole, Goujon was about the only person who derived any particular profit from the tortoise mystery.
So everyday I would clean the starback tortoise pit, the turkey pit, the chicken pits and later on the ratsnake pit, the chequered keel back pit and the monitor lizard pit.
At one time the Whole has been conceived as the unity of a mere aggregateof a heap of stones; at another, as a mere sand-storm of fortuitous atoms; there has been the egg-theory, and the tortoise-theory, and many others, no less grotesque to our seeming.
But where I sought for Ilion's walls The quiet sheep feeds, and the tortoise crawls.
Her conscious tail her joy declared; The fair round face, the snowy beard, The velvet of her paws, Her coat that with the tortoise vies, Her ears of jet, and emerald eyes, She saw, and purr'd applause.
A worse fate than that of Aeschylus, who had his skull cracked by a tortoise dropt by an eagle that mistook his bald head for a stone.