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 Torricelli,Tortoise which Supports the Earth (The) 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Torso.
 
A statue which has lost its head and members, as the famous “torso of Herculs.” (Italian, torso.)   1
        The Torso Belvedere, the famous torso of Hercules, in the Vatican, was discovered in the fifteenth century. It is said that Michael Angelo greatly admired it.
 


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