The young man, however, disregarding Maildun's advice, took down one of the torques and brought it away.
Slaying his enemy, he took from his neck a chain of gold (torques), which he afterwards wore upon his own.
This torques, chain, or rather wreath, is frequently alluded to by the early British bards.
The torques are mostly penannular and have enlarged terminals; the armlets are often complete rings.
The women wore splendid bronze ornaments, such as finger-rings, bracelets, torques and brooches.
With their torques of gold, and wild eyes, and hair cut round ears and brow 87, they stare on the scene.
A fresh find of torques and fibul has occurred in the spring of this year at La Moureta, near Ferrol.
Round her alabaster neck was a magnificent "torques," or collar of twisted gold-wire.
torques or twisted collars of metal are found in burying-places of the barbarous people of northern Europe.
The tore (torques), or cord of gold worn round the neck, was introduced from Gaul.
"rotating force," 1884, from Latin torquere "to twist" (see thwart). The verb is attested from 1954. The word also is used (since 1834) by antiquarians and others as a term for the twisted metal necklace worn anciently by Gauls, Britons, Germans, etc., from Latin torques in this sense. Earlier it had been called in English torques (1690s).
A turning or twisting force.
The tendency of a force applied to an object to make it rotate about an axis. For a force applied at a single point, the magnitude of the torque is equal to the magnitude of the force multiplied by the distance from its point of application to an axis of rotation. Torque is also a vector quantity, equal to the vector product of the vector pointing from the axis to the point of application of force and the vector of force; torque thus points upward from a counterclockwise rotation. See also angular momentum, lever.