Topsy-turvy to Torrock
(Top"sy-tur"vy) adv. [Earlier topside- turvey, topsy-tervy; probably for top so turvy; that is,
the top as turvy, as it were turvy; where turvy probably means, overturned, fr. AS. torfian to throw.]
In an inverted posture; with the top or head downward; upside down; as, to turn a carriage topsy-turvy.
(Top"-tac`kle) n. (Naut.) A tackle used in hoisting and lowering the topmast.
(Top"-tim`bers) n. (Naut.) The highest timbers on the side of a vessel, being those above
the futtocks. R. H. Dana, Jr.
(Top"-tool`) n. (Blacksmithing.) A tool applied to the top of the work, in distinction from a tool
inserted in the anvil and on which the work is placed.
(Toque) n. [F. toque; of Celtic origin; cf. W. toc.]
1. A kind of cap worn in the 16th century, and copied in modern fashions; called also toquet.
His velvet toque stuck as airily as ever upon the side of his head.Motley.
2. (Zoöl.) A variety of the bonnet monkey.
(To*quet") n. See Toque, 1.
(Tor) n. [AS. torr; cf. Gael. torr. Cf. Tower.]
1. A tower; a turret. [R.] Ray.
2. High-pointed hill; a rocky pinnacle. [Prov. Eng.]
A rolling range of dreary moors, unbroken by tor or tree.C. Kingsley.
(To*race" To*rase"), v. t. [Pref. to- + OE. rsen to rage.] To scratch to pieces. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Tor"bern*ite) n. [So named after Torber Bergmann, a Swedish chemist.] (Min.) A mineral
occurring in emerald-green tabular crystals having a micaceous structure. It is a hydrous phosphate of
uranium and copper. Called also copper uranite, and chalcolite.
(Torc) n. Same as Torque, 1.
(Torch) n. [OE. torche, F. torche a torch, rag, wisp, pad; probably from a derivative of L. torquere,
tortum, to twist, because twisted like a rope; cf. F. torcher to rub, wipe, It. topcia a torch, torciare to
wrap, twist, OF. torse a torse. Cf. Torture.] A light or luminary formed of some combustible substance,
as of resinous wood; a large candle or flambeau, or a lamp giving a large, flaring flame.
They light the nuptial torch.Milton. Torch thistle. (Bot.) See under Thistle.
(Torch"bear`er) n. One whose office it is to carry a torch.
(Torch"er) n. One who gives light with a torch, or as if with a torch. [Obs.] Shak.
(Torch"light`) n. The light of a torch, or of torches. Also adjectively; as, a torchlight procession.
(Tor"chon lace`) [F. torchon a kind of coarse napkin.] a simple thread lace worked upon
a pillow with coarse thread; also, a similar lace made by machinery.