from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A salt lake of south-central Australia north-northwest of Adelaide.


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  • Here, about six miles from the shores of the gulf, he selected a broad plain between the sea and the pleasant hills of the Mount Lofty Range; and on the bank of a small stream, which he called the Torrens, he marked out the lines of the infant city.

    History of Australia and New Zealand From 1606 to 1890

  • Paul Torrens is someone after our hearts, for he has developed a realistic computer 3D model that can predict crowd behavior in various spatial configurations.

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  • One proposal that held out hope for a comprehensive cure of diseases of title was the Australian system, called Torrens after its inventor, Sir Robert R. Torrens.

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  • The valley of the Torrens is a portion of the Park lands which run round the city to the breadth of half a mile.

    Expedition into Central Australia

  • The issue, called Torrens Series 2009-3 Trust, was initially launched with a size of A$500 million. Aktuelle Nachrichten

  • They step across the "Torrens," without knowing it, and enquire for the inn.

    A Source Book of Australian History

  • Hammer’s list as inedited, no doubt by an oversight, is evidently No. 7, which bears a similar title in Torrens.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Kelvis Ochoa, December Bueno and David Torrens have all played poolside recently.

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  • John Torrens , who teaches entrepreneurship at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, says there might be dire consequences for start-ups that raise cash on crowd-funding sites that are later shutdown by regulators.

    Crowd-Funding Brings Unease

  • "I wouldn't see this as a boon for small business, because there's a lot attached to that money," says John Torrens , who teaches entrepreneurship at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University in upstate New York.

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