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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
torso
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
upper
▪ It is in the treatment of the upper torso that the artist really shows his mettle.
▪ What is left of the bombers is their upper torsos, their heads and their faces.
▪ The soul is said to reside in the upper torso, and is the seat of the emotions.
▪ I covered his lower body with my own naked upper torso.
▪ The most important other piece is an upper torso of Athena, who occupied the centre of the gable.
▪ The determined set of her upper torso.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ He had burns over much of his torso.
▪ Kevin liked to walk around the house in nothing but a pair of jeans, showing off his muscular torso.
▪ The search led to the discovery of a headless torso in the woods.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A slight strain will be felt in the abdomen and at the point where the legs join the torso.
▪ Attach the arms to the torso with cocktail sticks.
▪ He swung his legs over the windowsill and for an instant his torso seemed to disappear into the darkness inside.
▪ Her legs were still; her shoulders dropped; her torso folded into itself.
▪ Not only are they vital to our posture, they help keep the torso flexible.
▪ Perversa is another nude torso with an unusual shining halo: Gyrating plants creep across it.
▪ With his slitty eyes and buff torso, he plays Eddie as a guy who probably moves his lips when he reads.
▪ Yet only seconds after the first splash hit him I felt a tiny movement in his torso.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Torso

Torso \Tor"so\, n.; pl. E. Torsos, It. Torsi. [It. torso, probably fr. L. thyrsus a stalk, stem, thyrsus, Gr. ?; cf. OHG. torso, turso, a stalk, stem, G. dorsche a cabbage stalk. Cf. Thyrsus, Truss.] The human body, as distinguished from the head and limbs; in sculpture, the trunk of a statue, mutilated of head and limbs; as, the torso of Hercules.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
torso

1797, from Italian torso "trunk of a statue," originally "stalk, stump," from Vulgar Latin *tursus, from Latin thyrsus "stalk, stem," from Greek thyrsos (see thyrsus).

Wiktionary
torso

n. The part of the (human) body from the neck to the groin, that is, the body excluding the head and limbs.

WordNet
torso
  1. n. the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies" [syn: trunk, body]

  2. [also: torsi (pl)]

Wikipedia
Torso

The torso or trunk is an anatomical term for the central part of the many animal bodies (including that of the human) from which extend the neck and limbs. The torso includes the thorax and the abdomen.

Torso (Image Comics)

Torso is a true crime limited series graphic novel written by Brian Michael Bendis and Marc Andreyko, with art and lettering by Brian Michael Bendis. It is based on the true story of the Cleveland Torso Murderer, and the efforts of the famous lawman Eliot Ness and his band of the "Unknowns" to capture him.

Bendis' was initially inspired to write the novel after reading the files about the murders. As a Cleveland native, Bendis wrote the novel to pay homage to his hometown. Together with artist Andreyko, they crafted the comic with various historical photographs and clippings from the era. After its release, the graphic novel was critically well-received by the comic book community and elevated Bendis' career in the industry. Originally published by Image Comics, the graphic novel was soon reprinted under Marvel's Icon imprint years later. Since then, various attempts to adapt the novel into film have been proposed.

Torso (disambiguation)

The torso is the central part of the body.

Torso may also refer to:

  • Torso (Image Comics), a graphic novel by Brian Michael Bendis
  • Torso (Marvel Comics), a character in the Marvel Universe
  • Torso (1973 film), an Italian thriller by Sergio Martino
  • Torso (1983 film), a Swedish ballet documentary choreographed by Jiří Kylián
  • Torsö, an island in Sweden
Torsö

Torsö (Thor's Island) is the biggest island of the lake Vänern, area 62 km². Torsö is located in Mariestad Municipality. Torsö formerly consisted of two islands (Torsö and Fågelö), but around 1930 the water in between was pumped out, and the former seabed is now used for growing crops.

Torsö has around 550 families living year round, and around thrice that amount during summers. In 1994 a bridge, "Torsöbron", was opened between the mainland and the island. It is around 900 m long.

Torso (comics)

Torso, in comics, may refer to:

  • Torso (Image Comics), a graphic novel by Brian Michael Bendis & Marc Andreyko about the Cleveland Torso Murders
  • Torso (Marvel Comics), a Marvel Comics supervillain
Torso (Marvel Comics)
  1. Redirect List of Marvel Comics characters: T#Torso

Category:Characters created by J. M. DeMatteis Category:Characters created by Paul Neary Category:Comics characters introduced in 1984 Category:Marvel Comics characters with superhuman strength

Torso (1973 film)

Torso (original title: ''I corpi presentano tracce di violenza carnale'') ( Italian: "Bodies bear traces of carnal violence") is an Italian giallo horror film directed by Sergio Martino. The film was shot on location in Perugia and the Italian countryside in early 1972, and was subsequently released in 1973.

Torso is considered to be one of the forerunners of the modern slasher genre and has developed a cult following among fans of the giallo genre. Torso was released on DVD by Anchor Bay Entertainment in 2000 and on Blu-ray by Blue Underground in a new High Definition transfer on August 30, 2011.

Usage examples of "torso".

The air was a powerful physical presence, battering at her torso and face, whipping her hair, snatching the breath from her lungs.

Lo Manto scanned the healed wounds and damaged torso and shook his head as he sat on the edge of the bed.

Marathe stifled a shudder and pulled up his blanket slightly, hunching to minimalize the musculature of health of his upper torso, also.

One arm was at least twelve inches longer than its mate, which was itself long in proportion to the torso, while the legs, similarly mismated and terminating in huge, flat feet that protruded laterally, caused the thing to lurch fearfully from side to side as it lumbered toward the girl.

It was comforting to see that she looked like an ordinary mortalround and misproportioned, her torso softened by motherhood.

I pushed myself back into the seat a little, discomfited in equal parts by the pressure of the lithe torso in my lap and my slightly overfull stomach.

Geronimo mowed the Russians down, the Commando and SAR perforating their torsos, slaying them before they could fire a single shot.

The cause of death was as obvious as the bits of shrapnel glowing on the X-ray box, and when at last the torso gaped open, and she saw the taut pericardial sac and the pockets of hemorrhage throughout the lungs, she was not surprised.

The postilion screamed, lifting Sharina as a shield for his face and torso.

He felt so damn big - his cock, the powerful body plastered against hers, torso rolling as he pulled out, then slid deep again, reaming her with ruthless, lingering strokes.

Hit in the torso and flung rearward, the foremost trooper smashed into the glass doors and dropped.

It tried to rise again, and Renner had a clear shot past its shoulder into the torso.

Standard commercial cellular reprofiling kits cocooned his torso and limbs, slowly siphoning the fat out of him, adjusting the folds of skin to fit his new, slimmer figure, and ruining most of his OCtattoos in the process.

Mottled brown scales and fins instead of arms and though he walks like a man, his snouty face points skyward, sweeping from his shoulderless torso, with bulging gray eyes at the side of his head.

The Thracian walked in with unsheathed spatha and without fear, his forearms roped with muscle, his eyes dark and wary, his torso erect, his manner deliberate.