tor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tor a high rocky hill
    • n tor a prominent rock or pile of rocks on a hill
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tor A tower; a turret.
    • Tor High-pointed hill; a rocky pinnacle. "A rolling range of dreary moors, unbroken by tor or tree."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tor A hill; a rocky eminence. The word is especially applied to the rugged and fantastic piles of granite conspicuous on Dartmoor, in Devonshire, England. These are ragged outcrops left by decay and erosion of the rock, and crown many of the higher points of the moor.
    • n tor See tore.
    • n tor A Middle English form of tower.
    • tor Hard; difficult; wearisome; tedious.
    • tor Strong; sturdy; great; massive.
    • tor Full; rich.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tor tor a hill, a rocky height.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. torr,; cf. Gael. torr,. Cf. Tower
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. torr, tor—W. tor; Gael. torr.

Usage

In literature:

I can see the path to the Black Tor from there.
"The Black Tor" by George Manville Fenn
See that bit of silvery cloud yonder over Rigdon Tor?
"Nic Revel" by George Manville Fenn
And those things of yours, sir, are much too good to go climbing about tors and wading in streams.
"The Ocean Cat's Paw" by George Manville Fenn
I wasn't so bad when we were out all night by Dome Tor.
"Patience Wins" by George Manville Fenn
He said that I would be away all day, as he was going as far as the Tor.
"Will of the Mill" by George Manville Fenn
In the glen that sloped down to Tor Bay, there were no Church-people, and but few children of any sort.
"A Child of the Glens" by Edward Newenham Hoare
The house in which she lived was near the Sirokac Tor.
"The Secret Witness" by George Gibbs
On the moorland beyond Morvah rises the tor of Carn Galva, standing stern and solitary like a little patch of Dartmoor.
"The Cornwall Coast" by Arthur L. Salmon
WILLIAM FRASER, B.C.L., Curate of Tor-Mohun.
"Notes and Queries, Number 207, October 15, 1853" by Various
On this errand of mercy he betook himself to the slopes of that mountain (La Vachere) which overlook the Pra del Tor.
"The Vaudois of Piedmont" by John Napper Worsfold
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In poetry:

Ein Tor sorgt fuer die kuenftge Zeit.
Fuer heute will ich sorgen.
Wer kennt, mit weiser Gruendlichkeit,
Den ungewissen Morgen?
"Nach Der 15. Ode Anakreons" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
"Vain Eve, why glory thus in Eve?
What matter Tor thy form or face?
Thy beauty is, if love believe
Thee worthy of that treasured place
Thou ne'er shalt leave.
"Kadisha; Or, The First Jealousy" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Right loud the bugle's hallali elate
Rang forth of merry dingles round the tors;
And deftest hand was he from foreign wars,
But soon he hailed the home-bred yeoman mate.
"Forest History" by George Meredith
All her youth is gone, her beautiful youth outworn,
Daughter of tarn and tor, the moors that were once her home
No longer know her step on the upland tracks forlorn
Where she was wont to roam.
"Mariana In The North" by Victoria Sackville-West

In news:

Tor Opsahl, the executive vice president at IT contractor CCSi, joined Industry Chatter to discuss his company and how it does business with federal agencies.
Macmillan's Tor Abandons DRM, Other Publishers Must Follow.
Camp High- Tor works with more than 280 children in 11 weeks of summer camp at its site in Hurricane.
As Iran Cracks Down Online, Tor Tests Undetectable Encrypted Connections.
TOR Client Software Found on 13% of Enterprise Networks.
How Grey's Tor Myhren Lost His Virginity, And What It Taught Him About User Experience.
Denver native Tor Myhren named Madison Avenue's most powerful person.
Editorial Review of Tor .
Lynn Goldsmith & Mamiya DL28: Tor and Jet.
Join Lynn Goldsmith in-studio for a behind-the-scenes peek at a photo shoot with Tor and baby Jet.
Tor Coatings acquires Bollom Fire Protection.
The good news, someone's finally using Tor the sophisticated anonymizing system that grew out of US Navy research, and has been hampered by performance issues.
(Update: Tor claims lots of people use Tor ).
Tor Project Offers a Secure, Anonymous Journalism Toolkit.
The Tri-County YMCA Camp High- Tor in Putnam County is a 52-acre camp that serves children ages 5 through 17.
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In science:

I ))tors ⊂ π∗ (I ) π∗h−→ π∗ (Ω/I Ω) → π∗Ω/π∗Ω(−E ).
On Resolving Singularities
I )tors → π∗Ω/π∗Ω(−E ) → π∗Ω/Ω eV /k (−E ) → 0.
On Resolving Singularities
The line bundle E tor I → X (I ) is anti-ample (the real part of ψI is a Riemann form).
Compactifications defined by arrangements I: the ball quotient case
On The hypersurface Dbb H of DH in X tor is even smooth.
Compactifications defined by arrangements I: the ball quotient case
I ,H with the same pole order along E tor I ,H (and zero divisor disjoint from the polar set).
Compactifications defined by arrangements I: the ball quotient case
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