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 Torre (Sir) (1 syl.).Torso. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Torricelli,
 
an Italian mathematician (1608–47), noted for his explanation of the rise of water in a common barometer. Galileo explained the phenomenon by the ipse dixit of “Nature abhors a vacuum.”   1
 


 Torre (Sir) (1 syl.).Torso. 

 
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