from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In heraldry, a heraldic wreath. See wreath.
  • noun In mathematics, a developable.
  • noun A torso.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Her.) A wreath.
  • noun (Geom.) A developable surface. See under Developable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A twist of cloth or wreath underneath and part of a crest. Always shown as six twists, the first tincture being the tincture of the field, the second the tincture of the metal, and so on.


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  • The good news is that is lungs and torse are still clear.

    Cancer sucks

  • Back a little ways from the opening of this space we saw a monument of sorts: a bronze statue of a man, from the middle of the torse up to the hat on the top of his head.

    A Remarkable Sign of Humanity in a City

  • Ca m'arrive souvent de dormir le torse a moitié par terre ...

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  • What is the big deal about seeing a torse nu a few hundred kilometers north?

    Words in a French Life

  • Pour le reste, relis le dico car le torse se definie par la partie du corps qui comprend les epaules, le ventre et la poitrine donc homme ou femme tout le monde a un torse.

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  • G jamais cru lire le journal d'une jeune fille, je SAIS que c le journal d'1 jeune fille qui est balaise quand même car L a 1 torse etc etc ...

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  • This genre of portraiture of changes of mind in order to be truly torse should evoke the bush soul of females so I am leaving it to the experienced victim to complete the general suggestion by the mental addition of a wallopy bound or, should the zulugical zealot prefer it, a congorool teal.

    Finnegans Wake

  • Le torse baissé les avant bras sur les genoux les doigts croisé entre eux, mains jointe.

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  • Tumplen Bar whereupont he was much jubilated by Boerge-mester “Dyk” ffogg of Isoles, now Eisold, looking most plussed with (exhib 39) a clout capped sunbubble anaccanponied from his bequined torse.

    Finnegans Wake

  • Je m'affale un peu dans le canapé tout en restant discret et je pose mes yeux sur mon torse.

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  • "n. In heraldry, a heraldic wreath. See wreath.

    n. In mathematics, a developable. It is the envelop of a singly infinite series of straight lines, each coplanar and therefore cutting the next. The locus of the plane of consecutive lines is the developable, considered as a degraded surface; the locus of the point of intersection of consecutive lines is a skew curve, called the edge of regression. It is a cuspidal line.

    n. A torso."


    January 18, 2013

  • The 2 usages in Finnegans Wake appear to be different. See examples.

    January 18, 2013