tortoise-like , the free dictionary
From tortoise + -like.
tortoise-like (comparative more tortoise-like, superlative most tortoise-like)
- Alternative form of tortoiselike.
1961 December, H. G. Ellison, P. G. Barlow, “Journey through France: Part Two”, in Trains Illustrated, page 749:
No. 320 finally drew into Paris one minute early, having run the 78.3 miles from Longueau in 65½min, inclusive of a permanent way slack and the usual tortoise-like progress from St. Denis.