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testudo

In Roman architecture, an arched vault or ceiling, esp. when surbased or flattened.
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These include serving roast boar to the starving guests in Feast For The Hungry, rescuing Getafix the Druid in Gathering Mistletoe and fending off the Romans in Terrible Testudos.