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Torture (2 syl.)

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The most celebrated instruments of torture were the rack, called by the English “the Duke of Exeter’s daughter;” the thumbikins, or thumbscrews, the boots, the pincers, the manacles, and the scavenger’s daughter (q.v.).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Tornea
Torquato—i.e
Torquemada (Inquisitor-general of Spain, 1420–1498)
Torr’s MSS.
Torralba (Doctor)
Torre (Sir)
Torricelli
Torso
Tortoise which Supports the Earth (The)
Torture
Tory
Totem Pole (A)
Totemism
Toto Cœlo
Totus Teres atque Rotundus
Touch
Touch
Touch At (To)
Touch Bottom (To)
Touch Up (To)