testudinate


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testudinate

possessing a hard, protective shell.
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Because of this preconception atrium has been regarded as a roofed space being either impluviate (with opening) or testudinate (closed).
Due to the adherence to this assumption, generations of scholars insisted on thinking that any court without an impluvium had a testudinate roof (Figure 2d).
Escebach's approach conformed to the construction of an evolution which places at the origin the testudinate layout as an Italic character.