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Torr   /tɔr/   Listen
Torr

noun
1.
A unit of pressure equal to 0.001316 atmosphere; named after Torricelli.  Synonyms: millimeter of mercury, mm Hg.






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"Torr" Quotes from Famous Books



... he had married a Cornish woman, and settled in the parish, and that the lad was his grandson. "Not quite right up there," he remarked, touching his forehead; "but he is a good lad, and knows how to do his duty. We call him Tristram Torr, for he is our daughter's son. She is dead, poor thing, and his father was lost at sea, we suppose, for he went away and never ...
— Adrift in a Boat • W.H.G. Kingston

... AEGEAN POTTERY.—Quite a discussion has been carried on between Mr. Flinders Petrie and Mr. Cecil Torr on the subject of the period of the Aegean pottery in Egypt which Mr. Torr regards as having been assigned to too early a date by Mr. Petrie. The recent discovery of such fragments in the ruins of the palace of Khuenaten at Tell-el-Amarna, which ...
— The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1 • Various



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