Torpitude

Tor´pi`tude


n.1.Torpidness.
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We all know about Twain's observation of the "drive and push and rush" of baseball in the "raging" nineteenth century, and Longfellow's rage for "ball, ball, ball" that can rid Bowdoin students of their "torpitude," and Whitman's "hurrah game" that fills our lungs with oxygen.
Reid made the City players sit through a video nasty of their humbling at the Walkers Stadium and hopes that the sight of them being embarrassed by their local rivals will jolt them from their apparent torpitude.