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.

Torchon lace
(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.

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.

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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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