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Slang definitions & phrases for torp



A torpedo; tin fish (WWI Navy)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • Fire me first thing in the morning and send me back to Earth in a torp.

    Masters of Space Edward Elmer Smith
  • But she took off again before the torp arrived to tell us about it.

    A Matter of Importance William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • I can live for a year on the hundred pounds torp cashed for me.

  • He thought for a second that his first torp was going to connect.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith
  • Quickly he sped the torp ahead, and turned as best he could.

    Seed of the Arctic Ice H. G. Winter
  • He looked for the torp's shaded control board-lights, but could not find them.

    Seed of the Arctic Ice H. G. Winter
  • "Must have put the torp right under him and lifted him," he said.

    Four-Day Planet Henry Beam Piper
  • torp spends all her evenings playing patience on the kitchen window-sill.

    The Dangerous Age Karin Michalis
  • She and torp rose before it was light to deck the rooms with pine branches.

    The Dangerous Age Karin Michalis
  • What has become of torp, that she is staying out half the day?

    The Dangerous Age Karin Michalis

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