Tor

Tor

(?), n. [AS. torr; cf. Gael. torr. Cf. Tower.]
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1. A tower; a turret. [R.] Ray.
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2. High-pointed hill; a rocky pinnacle. [Prov. Eng.]
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A rolling range of dreary moors, unbroken by tor or tree.
C. Kingsley.
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{

To*race"

(?),

To*rase"

}, v. t. [Pref. to- + OE. rsen to rage.] To scratch to pieces. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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{

To"rah

,

To"ra

} (?), n.;
pl. Toroth (#)
. [Heb. trh.] (Jewish Lit.) (a) A law; a precept.

A considerable body of priestly Toroth.
S. R. Driver.

(b) Divine instruction; revelation.

Tora, . . . before the time of Malachi, is generally used of the revelations of God's will made through the prophets.
T. K. Cheyne.

(c) The Pentateuch or "Law of Moses."

The Hebrew Bible is divided into three parts: (1) The Torah, "Law," or Pentateuch. (2) The Prophets (Nevi'im in Hebrew) . . . (3) The Kethubim, or the "Writings," generally termed Hagiographa. From the first letters of these three parts, the word "Tanakh" is derived, and used by Jews as the name of their Bible, the Christian Old Testament.
C. H. H. Wright.
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{

To"ran

(?),

To"ra*na

(?) }, n. [Skr. traa an arch, a gate.] (Indian Arch.) A gateway, commonly of wood, but sometimes of stone, consisting of two upright pillars carrying one to three transverse lintels. It is often minutely carved with symbolic sculpture, and serves as a monumental approach to a Buddhist temple.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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