from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument for measuring the degree of torsion; specifically, one for measuring the amount of rotation of the eyeball on the visual axis; also, one for testing the twisting of a revolving shaft, as in a steam-driven vessel.


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  • Going inert in an asteroid belt is dangerous business, but it is only one of a meteor miner's hazards and it is necessary; for the torsiometer is the quickest and simplest means of determining the specific gravity of metal out in space, and no torsion instrument will work upon inertialess matter.

    Gray Lensman

  • He did not underread his torsiometer, and he weighed the meteors upon certified balances.

    Gray Lensman


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