n. (pl. -ies) surgical removal of the tonsils.
butterfly n. Butterfly with wings mottled like tortoiseshell.
- cat n. Domestic cat with markings resembling tortoiseshell.
- —n. - yellowish-brown mottled or clouded outer shell of some turtles.
- a = *tortoiseshell cat. B = *tortoiseshell butterfly. —adj. Having the colouring or appearance of tortoiseshell.
n. (us tranquilizer, -iser) drug used to diminish anxiety.
adj. - beyond the atlantic, esp.: a american. B us european.
- crossing the atlantic.
v. (also -ise) (-zing or -sing) equip with transistors (rather than valves).
v. (-ting) represent (a word etc.) In the closest corresponding letters of a different script. transliteration n. [latin littera letter]
n. Smallest circle in which a vehicle can turn without reversing.
n. (pl. -ruses) (also tyrannosaur) dinosaur with very short front legs and a long well-developed tail. [from *tyrant, after dinosaur]
n. Conference with participants linked by telephone etc. teleconferencing n.
adj. (also terror-struck) affected with terror.