Batman vppon Bartholome his booke De proprietatibus rerum, newly corrected, enlarged and amended: with such additions as are requisite, vnto euery seuerall booke: taken foorth of the most approued authors, the like heretofore not translated in English. Profitable for all estates, as well for the benefite of the mind as the bodie. 1582.
Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, 13th cent., Trevisa, John, d. 1402., Batman, Stephen, d. 1584.

De Testudine. cap. 107.

A Snayle is called Testudo, and is a worme, and hath that name, for he is healed in is house, as in a chamber, as Isid. saith li. 12. And there are foure ma∣ner of snailes, land snailes, & sea stronde Page  383 snailes, & fennie snailes that lye in ma∣reyes, and riuer snailes, and some men suppose though it be not to be beléeued, that the ship goeth flower, if he beareth the right foote of the snaile, as Isi. sayeth lib. 12. De Testudine autem quaere su∣pra, in litera L. de Limace.

(*The Snaile hath no féet at all, but he meaneth the sea Tortuce, because he carieth his shell vpon his backe.)