torr

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n torr a unit of pressure equal to 0.001316 atmosphere; named after Torricelli
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Usage

In literature:

The unexpected and opportune appearance of Mariano Torres, at the moment of Herrera's escape, requires a few words of explanation.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 364, February 1846" by Various
Call to mind what the prudent Governor General de la Torre did.
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal
A rapid search instituted by Herrera and Torres was entirely fruitless.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 367, May 1846" by Various
Reports of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits.
"An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Religion" by Frank Byron Jevons
So they left her seated on her beautiful bay beside the Torre de Hercules, and made Lugo their capital.
"The Cathedrals of Northern Spain" by Charles Rudy
Gallo, Torre del, 15.
"Cathedrals of Spain" by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
And speaking of kidnapers, that Filipino boy, Elpidio Torres was kidnaped.
"The Pirates of Shan" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Suneva Torr had married Paul Glumm, and Jan often watched her as he sat drinking his ale in Torr's kitchen.
"Jan Vedder's Wife" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Wellington repulsed the French in Portugal from his position at Torres Vedras.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 1" by Various
Manuel Torres was leaning over the rail, coolly smoking a cigar.
"Guy in the Jungle" by William Murray Graydon
La Cumplida, 670 m, Matagalpa (Starrett and de la Torre, 1964:60).
"Noteworthy Records of Bats From Nicaragua, with a Checklist of the Chiropteran Fauna of the Country" by J. Knox Jones
Torre, Guidetto della, 342-343, 398-399.
"Villani's Chronicle" by Giovanni Villani
Qat heard that Night was at the Torres Islands, and he set forth to get some.
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
It was to him what the lines of Torres Vedras were to Wellington.
"Patricia Brent, Spinster" by Herbert Jenkins
The Palazzo della Torre was the best house in Florence.
"The Fortunes Of Glencore" by Charles James Lever
Morillo was recalled, and General Torre assumed the command.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
Secretary of State, Andres Moreno de la Torres.
"Cuba" by Arthur D. Hall
Upon which she introduced her husband to the priest as Count Pedro de la Torre.
"Glories of Spain" by Charles W. Wood
The depth of Torres Strait, which separates Queensland and New Guinea, is nowhere over nine fathoms.
"Under the Southern Cross" by Maturin M. Ballou
It is situated on the Roia Canal, a branch of the Torre River.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VII (of VIII)" by Various
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In poetry:

With conch-shells blowing and fish-horns' twang.
Over and over the Maenads sang:
"Here's Flud Oirson, fur his horrd horrt,
Torr'd an' futherr'd an' corr'd in a corrt
By the women o' Morble'ead!"
"Skipper Ireson's Ride" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"I came by Cape St. Vincent, I came by Trafalgar,
I swept from Torres Vedras to golden Vigo Bar,
I saw the beacons blazing that fired the world with light
When down their ancient highway your fathers passed to fight.
"The Sailing Of The Long-Ships" by Sir Henry Newbolt
Nobody knows where they went, or followed the track that they flew in,
For that Continent hadn't been given a name.
They ran thirty degrees from Torres Straits to Leeuwin
(Look at the Atlas, please then they ran back as they came.
"The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo" by Rudyard Kipling
"Their fame's on Torres Vedras, their fame's on Vigo Bar,
Far-flashed to Cape St. Vincent it burns from Trafalgar;
Mark as ye go the beacons that woke the world with light
When down their ancient highway your fathers passed to fight."
"The Sailing Of The Long-Ships" by Sir Henry Newbolt

In news:

Torres of 233 Mifflin St was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, the detective bureau said in a news release.
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Carlos Torres Nutrición Humana y Dietética.
William Perlman-The Star-Ledger Executive VP Joe Torre confirmed at the owners' meetings that no additional replay will be in place for this year's postseason.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--FNR's Craft Goddess, Naomi Torres stopped in this morning to show ways on how to use recycled cans in the garden.
(Photo: Sgt Jose A Torres Jr./ AP).
Karla De La Torre kept her end of the bargain.
Christian Torres, 25, had worked at Pomona College for six years and had been a leader in a unionization effort.
Veronese Palazzo della Torre 2009.
Kim Torres of Custom Cake Builders, Fleetwood, puts the finishing touches on a wedding cake donated for a wedding that had to be rescheduled because of Hurricane Sandy.
Mauricio Torres farms in Chacabuco, Argentina, just west of Buenos Aires.
Man City captain Vincent Kompany (R) outmuscles Chelsea's Fernando Torres.
Notre Dame recruit Austin Torres scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Penn defeated Fort Wayne North Side in the boys basketball season opener at Penn Saturday night.
Andres Torres returns to Giants on 1-year deal.
Arcadia boys, Daniel De La Torre lead state qualifiers.
Mario Hernandez was ordered to court to testify in the trial of Maribel De La Torre, his former lover and also a former councilwoman.
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In science:

Sushil Mujumdar, Marilena Ricci, Renato Torre and Diederik S.
Levy statistical fluctuations from a Random Amplifying Medium
Birkhuser Advanced Texts: : Basel Textbooks, Birkhuser Verlag, Basel, 1994. Ibort, A., Mart´inez Torres D. A new construction of Poisson manifolds. J.
A higher dimensional generalization of taut foliations
In an article published recently (Torres-Padilla et al., 2007), M.
Epigenetic Tracking, a Method to Generate Arbitrary Shapes By Using Evolutionary-Developmental Techniques
When operated at 50 torr, this device will have an active mass of 250 g.
Toward directional detection of Dark Matter with the DM-TPC detector
Frederico G.S.F., Torres D.F.M, A formulation of Noether’s theorem for fractional problems of the calculus of variations, J.
Stochastic generalized fractional HP equations and applications
Frederico, G.S.F., Torres, D.F.M, A formulation of Noether’s theorem for fractional problems of the calculus of variations, J.
Generalized fractional hybrid Hamilton Pontryagin equations
This distance is roughly consistent with recent determinations using trigonometric parallax with the VLBA (Torres et al. 2009).
Spitzer and HHT observations of starless cores: masses and environments
It turns out that there are certain technical obstacles that exclude the strongest versions of the claim that GTR is already parametrized [Torre, 1992b; Westman and Sonego, 2009], but there might be plausible senses in which the claim is true.
Empirical Equivalence, Artificial Gauge Freedom and a Generalized Kretschmann Objection
Torres, S. et al. The GEM project: An international collaboration to survey galactic radiation emission.
25 years of Cosmic Microwave Background research at INPE
To compute the estimated orbital period of the system, following Torres (1999), we assume random viewing angles and a uniform eccentricity distribution from e = 0 − 1.
Discovery of a Highly Unequal-Mass Binary T Dwarf with Keck Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics: A Coevality Test of Substellar Theoretical Models and Effective Temperatures
To date, there are only nine EBs with component masses greater than 10 M⊙ whose masses and radii are accurate to ±3% (Torres et al. 2010).
Apsidal Motion of the Massive, Benchmark Eclipsing Binary V578 Mon
The work of Kohli, Torr et.al. [9, 7] demonstrates how to introduce such higher order Gibbs potentials directly and to use them for segmentation in hierarchical Conditional Random Fields (CRF).
Modelling Distributed Shape Priors by Gibbs Random Fields of Second Order
Ramalingam, S., Kohli, P., Alahari, K., Torr, P.: Exact inference in multi-label CRFs with higher order cliques.
Modelling Distributed Shape Priors by Gibbs Random Fields of Second Order
We study several gas ratios below, but most data were taken with the gasses mixed at 75 Torr and 525 Torr respectively.
A Prototype Detector for Directional Measurement of the Cosmogenic Neutron Flux
We have demonstrated that a gas mixture of 75 Torr of CF4 and 525 Torr of helium is capable of extracting the energy and angular distributions of the neutrons from a 252Cf source.
A Prototype Detector for Directional Measurement of the Cosmogenic Neutron Flux
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