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  • The Forgotten Realms world is called Abeir-toril, and is an Earth-sized planet know any other kind? divided into four huge landmasses and many thousands of islands.

    The Worlds of D&D: Forgotten Realms

  • The bull is freed from his confinement and enters the ring through a toril, or bullpen gate.

    Life And Death Ritual - La Corrida

  • Zurito sat there, his feet in the box-stirrups, his great legs in the buckskin-covered armor gripping the horse, the reins in his left hand, the long pic held in his right hand, his broad hat well down over his eyes to shade them from the lights, watching the distant door of the toril.

    The Short Stories

  • The red door of the toril swung back and for a moment Zurito looked into the empty passageway far across the arena.

    The Short Stories

  • He wheeled his horse and faced him toward the toril on the far side of the ring where the bull would come out.

    The Short Stories

  • Throughout this strange ceremony of prayer I seem to see the bull-ring again, and in place of the dilals the cuadrillas of the Matadors coming out to salute, before the alguazils open the gates of the toril and the slaying begins.


  • When the opening procession has passed round the arena the president of the _corrida_, usually some person of rank, throws down to one of the _alguaciles_ the key to the _toril_, or bull-cells.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"

  • The whole band then precipitated themselves upon him; he struggled furiously, and knocked them about like nine-pins, but, sensible that he must at last be overpowered by numbers, he managed gradually to get near the _toril_, [14] and then, shaking off his assailants by a sudden effort, he opened the door, and took refuge in that dangerous asylum.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847

  • In the centre of the ring they ceremoniously salute the presiding official — the governor, sometimes the king himself — and receive from him the key of the bull pen (toril).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • Never once had he followed the example of two or three among his predecessors, and turned towards the shut door of the _toril_ as if for refuge.

    The Car of Destiny


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