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adj. torch·i·er, torch·i·est
Of, relating to, or typical of a torch song or torch singer.
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adj, torchier or torchiest
sentimental; maudlin; characteristic of a torch song
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(ˈtɔr tʃi)

adj. torch•i•er, torch•i•est.
of or characteristic of a torch song or a torch singer.
[1940–45, Amer.]
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"Shooting the Breeze With Baby Boomer Stars!: Surprising Celebrity Conversations for the Retro Generation" is a collection of first person stories and histories shared with Baby Boomer radio host, Torchy Smith.
The hostesses Wanda Raley and Elizabeth Woodworth served refreshments to the following attendees: Debbie Zarbock, Dana Malvaney, Menthia Jackson, Lisa Gulley, Barb Lambert, Romaine Short, Torchy Schork, Kim Dunn, Shareen Winkleman and Wanda Pearcy.
Her creators said she was inspired by Nellie Bly and an almost-forgotten fictional character, Torchy Blane.
But, the album's uniquely countrified pop concept is best served by Lauper's torchy singing of Skeeter Davis' The End of the World, her zany duet with Vince Gill (You're the Reason Our Kids are Ugly), and Hard Candy Christmas, sung with soulful introspection with Alison Krauss.
In my day, there were only Twizzle, Torchy the Battery Boy and Bill and Ben.
The Lennox set was crammed to the rafters with ardent fans and Hollywood power players including Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson (Lennox's rendition of "I Put a Spell on You" is featured on the movie's torchy soundtrack), actor Chris Pine, comedian Reggie Watts and American Idol creator Simon Fuller.
At least, that's what Harold Macmillan kept telling us at the time, although there were only two black and white TV stations, Dixon of Dock Green (pictured right) was Saturday night prime time viewing and Torchy the Battery Boy was a children's hero.
Smith cuts loose about halfway through the torchy "When You've Got It, Flaunt It,'' giving it all the sizzle it deserves.
"Anne Hathaway sang LCD Soundsystem's 'New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down,' which started torchy but built to a rocking conclusion complete with a burst of air guitar, while Matt Bomer called up Billie Lourd - the daughter of the evening's honoree - to join him onstage for a rendition of Neil Young's 'Old Man'," the Variety report reads.
A Sooty B Andy Pandy C Torchy D Top Cat QUESTION 2 - for 2 points: Which animal was featured in the film and the book Ring Of Bright Water?
Val Everson: Twizzle and Torchy the Battery Boy Alan Sweeney: Blue Peter and its ITV rival Magpie.