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Examples from the Web for torc
That was the Torc cascade, and, after tea, we set out to walk to it.The Charm of Ireland
Burton Egbert Stevenson
In some of the Irish examples the body of the torc is plain, or was grooved to simulate the appearance of the twisted torc.
A torc of this type was also found by Schliemann in the royal treasury in the second city of Troy.
In later times the torc was the distinguishing ornament of the Celt, and there are many allusions to torcs in classical writers.
Gale describes a torc found near Old Verulam in 1748, as "a wreathed or vermicular ornament, being a solid chain of gold."The Archaeology and Prehistoric Annals of Scotland
- another spelling of torque (def. 1)
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