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  • n. Plural form of toreador.


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  • Then it was that warriors and nobles of mediaeval days were seen strolling with mythological goddesses and out-of-date peasants of Italy and Spain; then audacious "toreadors" were perceived whispering in the ears of crowned queens, and clowns were caught lingering amorously by the side of impossible flower-girls of all nations.


  • "Would you have the bull so strong that he would kill the toreadors?"

    The Madness of John Harned

  • The toreadors hid behind their shelters and waited.

    The Madness of John Harned

  • The toreadors know it, you know it, I know it – we all know from the first that he will fight wind.

    The Madness of John Harned

  • "But the toreadors do not fight cows," said I. "They are afraid to fight cows," said John Harned.

    The Madness of John Harned

  • And what of the asphalt toreadors who use their own defenselessness as a kind of weapon?

    Pedestrian Detection

  • But before I could answer, or even prepare my eyes for the sight of the vanquished couple, he bent down and quickly pulled away the sheet, zipping it through the air with the flourish of the Spanish toreadors I had occasionally seen on television.

    I am Falun Gong - excerpt

  • The most alluring sequence, a gilded variation by six gold-costumed toreadors, trumpeted unabashed Cubanissimo.

    Debra Levine: Cubans Cruise Into L.A. With Classic Don Quixote

  • Their young escorts—dressed as Spanish toreadors, Knights of the Roundtable and pirates in leather and lace—stumbled raucously after them.

    Devil Dog

  • Even the sherry tries to “protest too much” its Spanish origin with labels that feature not only lurid toreadors but a flamenco scene as well.

    Kevin Killian: What I Saw at the Orono Conference 2008, part 1


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