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Variant of torque2.
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(Archaeology) another spelling of torque1
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n., v. torqued, torqu•ing. n.
1. something that produces or tends to produce torsion or rotation.
2. the measured ability of a rotating element, as of a gear or shaft, to overcome turning resistance.
3. the rotational effect on plane-polarized light passing through certain liquids or crystals.
v.i., v.t.
4. to rotate or cause to rotate or twist.
[1880–85; < Latin torquēre to twist]


a collar, necklace, or similar ornament consisting of a twisted narrow band, usu. of precious metal, worn esp. by the ancient Gauls and Britons.
[1825–35; < French < Latin torques]
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Survivors include her daughter, Kathleen Krysinski-Weeks & husband, Neal, of TorC; and her granddaughter, Bethany Belanger of Connecticut She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Krysinski on April 12, 2002; by 2/brothers, John and Charles Daley; and by her sister, Dorothy Zisk.
The autonomous remote control humvee, or ARCH, system retrofits standard military vehicles for unmanned and autonomous operations, says Michael Heming, CEO of TORC Technologies, a robotics engineering company.
The driver of the white Rover 25 was Liam Guy Morris, aged 18 years of Torc Avenue, Tamworth, who died in Coventry's University Hospital on Thursday.
Artefacts include a twisted gold wire bracelet and a spiralled gold wire pendant in the shape of a long bead, a form of necklace called a torc, a bracelet, a pendant and a collection of beads and rings, all made of gold.
Maurice Richardson, 55, of Newark, Nottinghamshire, found the solid gold torc in a ploughed field on a farm near his home.
The find also includes a form of necklace called a torc,a bracelet, a pendant and a collection of beads and rings,all made of gold.
Winner Susan walked away with a luxury spa weekend for two in Budapest, a weekend for two people sharing in one of Radisson's five star hotels including a pamper package and flights from Aer Arann, a McCabes Pharmacy Hamper, a Newbridge Silverwear Torc Necklace, a Boots No 7 Hamper and a photo shoot with John Ryan, the Kodak Photographer of the year 2003 who took the private photos at Nicky and Georgina Byrne's wedding.
Lisa Voden-Decker, an employee of the British Museum, displays an Iron Age Torc. It was part of a find of Iron Age artefacts, with has an estimated value of pounds 290,000, discovered in Milton Keynes
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WELSH TV DRAMA WINS PRIZE AT MEDIA FESTIVAL S4C drama series Gwaith/Cartref won a Bronze Torc at the 2013 Celtic Media Festival.