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  • n. Common misspelling of torsos.


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  • Those body cakes are made all the worse by the fact that I've seen real dead human torsoes when accompanying a friend to a uni open day.

    Play It Again, Wrecks.

  • They're sort of propping themselves up on these massive arms and then letting their torsoes/legs etc pool on top like a balanced pile of meat.

    Of Mice and Women

  • The film relies too heavily on grotesque physical exaggerations for laughs (the bicyclists are shown with emaciated upper torsoes and absurdly overdeveloped leg and calf muscles) and there is a surprisingly high amount of animal cruelty here (Bruno is used as a spare tire, frogs are impaled on kebabs and blown up with hand grenades).

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

  • Their bare torsoes were the color of chocolate, of ebony, or even of saddle leather; but all their foreheads bulged out in the same way, all their noses were short and flat, all their chins receded.


  • Or, abruptly, the softness of oboes and cellos, the flagrancy of musk, the gleam of purple light on torsoes moist from exertion, a presentment of love as understood by ancient Eastern despots -- a perverse and gorgeous ideal resuscitated to challenge modern thought.


  • The torsoes of dusky savages and the limbs of white men writhed under the fangs of lions and hyenas, which were transfixed by spears, or lacerated by wounds that they had inflicted on one another.


  • At a wave of his hand, behind the veils of smoke the women of the royal household rose and departed, their symmetrically scarred torsoes shining with oil, so that they resembled statues of polished bronze.


  • Let us go on, sister hoodlums, kill, kill, and kill, the torsoes of the world’s mother’s are tireless and the loins of the world’s fathers are strong—so go on—kill, kill, kill.

    Hoodlums. IV. Playthings of the Wind

  • Let us do this now … for our mothers … for our sisters and wives … let us kill, kill, kill—for the torsoes of the women are tireless and the loins of the men are strong.

    Hoodlums. IV. Playthings of the Wind

  • Tintoretto felt this fascination because he was in sympathy with the spirit which took form in colossal torsoes and limbs.

    The Venetian Painters of the Renaissance Third Edition


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