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(Placename) a city in SW California, southwest of Los Angeles: developed rapidly with the discovery of oil. Pop: 142 621 (2003 est)
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(ˈtɔr əns, ˈtɒr-)

a city in SW California, SW of Los Angeles. 136,183.
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"Torrance," said he, "I must have this written out fair against to-night; and when it is done, you will be so kind as put on your hat and be ready to come along with this gentleman and me, for you will probably be wanted as a witness."
The very sight of Torrance brings in my head a little droll matter of some years ago, when I had made a tryst with the poor oaf at the cross of Edinburgh.
Rankeillor and I arm in arm, and Torrance following behind with the deed in his pocket and a covered basket in his hand.
Rankeillor changed the order of march, walking behind with Torrance and sending me forward in the manner of a scout.
David, you will find Torrance a pleasant kind of body to speak with.
Accordingly these two went on ahead in very close talk, and Torrance and I brought up the rear.
We made our last whispered consultations some fifty yards away; and then the lawyer and Torrance and I crept quietly up and crouched down beside the corner of the house; and as soon as we were in our places, Alan strode to the door without concealment and began to knock.
DFA checking on Filipino community after California bowling alley shooting !-- -- ( - January 6, 2019 - 6:03pm MANILA, Philippines The Department of Foreign Affairs is currently monitoring the aftermath of a shooting incident that occurred in a bowling alley in Torrance, California.
Summary: Los Angeles [USA], Jan 5 (ANI): As many as three people lost their lives and four others were injured during a shooting at the Gable House Bowl in Torrance near Los Angeles on Saturday.
05/01/2019 10:42, Torrance, California/United States
ALEX Salmond's explosive temper was first documented in a biography by historian David Torrance in 2010.