" You have got hold of an armadillo,"
said the recluse, who with John at that moment arrived.
- "On the Banks of the Amazon", W.H.G. Kingston.
Well now: that funny- looking thing with plates on his back, nosing under the brick over there, is a South American armadillo.
- "The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle", Hugh Lofting.
So saying, he unstraddled his legs and dropped into the road, tickled an armadillo
with his toe, twirled the silver ring on his finger, and went away singing.
- "Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard", Eleanor Farjeon.