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  • n. Plural form of toroid.


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  • The toroids were the wasp-waist constriction in an hourglass of white-hot wire, and an indigo ghost flame ran down the axis.

    The Ringworld Throne

  • Stuart Pivar, for instance, the New York septic tank magnate who thinks animal development is all about toroids getting twisted about.

    Idiot America

  • Spins of toroids going only 6000 RPM, the same speed as a fast-reving car motor, produce forces 1/10 of a milligee.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • Fast spinning superconducting toroids doughnut shapes produce gravitational fields so things fall through the hole faster.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • It's possible that small superconducting toroids going very fast might produce enough to be useful in an engineering sense: put energy in, get a gravitational field out plus waste heat etc.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • M-bius strips of snow turned inward upon themselves and vanished, while shafts of snow winkled their white way through the centers of snowflake toroids.

    Into the Thinking Kingdoms

  • The core of the reactor was a series of doughnut-shaped pressure vessel toroids, surrounded by phase adjustment coils and coming together in the dilithium housing and reaction chamber in the middle.

    Fire on High

  • He could see the twin toroids that he'd thought made up a Bussard ramjet; but they were tiny, forming the wasp waist of something far larger.

    The Ringworld Throne

  • Cables were growing out of the toroids, spreading like a growing plant, narrowing at the ends to invisibly fine wire.

    The Ringworld Throne

  • Bigger yet: a pair of golden toroids mounted on tall gantries.

    The Ringworld Throne


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