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  • n. Alternative spelling of torque. ("necklace")

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as torque, 1.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See torque.


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  • In later times the torc was the distinguishing ornament of the Celt, and there are many allusions to torcs in classical writers.

    The Bronze Age in Ireland

  • Any kind of torc can do that if the personality of the wearer is fundamentally incompatible.

    The Golden Torc

  • People of all ages will get the chance to explore the centre by torchlight and play games led by local artists, as well as taking part in creative activities such as torc-making and listening to talks from resident artists and archaeological experts.

    EDP24 News

  • And it's always nice to have a little extra cash in your pocket, especially for gold that may not even be in use anymore. jewellery will find inspiration from many of these ancient pieces, including a stunning and mysterious golden "torc", which was excavated in County Cork in Ireland in 1857.

  • It quoted a source close to the dig team as saying a "torc" of similar quality has only ever been found once before in the south of France.

    Reuters: Top News

  • Leathery wings, black beneath their sprinkling of dust; taloned fingers and toes; waist-length red hair; mouth open in a silent and endless scream; abstract Celtic designs—concentric circles, triskelions, delicate loops—were inked along the right-hand side of the body, throat, torso, hand; a thick gold torc twisted around the throat; bracers encircled both corded wrists and the right biceps.

    Etched in Bone

  • The torc I was wearing is a custom piece, based on my once-and-future webcomic/illuminated manuscript, Shayara.

    Tew's Day!

  • But using a mirror, she fit it perfectly into the slight, hairline crack between the edges of the torc, the slave collar.


  • "You son of—" It was as far as she got before the torc choked off her rage so strongly, she was certain her head was going to be sundered from her body.


  • The prize find, the gold and silver Iron Age necklace or torc, is believed to be about 2,000 years old.

    Busy (and Profitable) Year for Treasure Hunters


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  • Not to be confused with a toque, which would be rather uncomfortable and look downright silly around one's neck.

    January 27, 2008

  • A torc, also spelled torq or torque is a rigid circular neck ring or necklace that is open-ended at the front.

    A bronze Gaulish torc.Torcs are a type of Scythian and Celtic jewellery, produced in the European Iron Age, from circa the 8th century BC to the 3rd century AD.


    January 25, 2008