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torso

1. the trunk of the human body
2. a statue of a nude human trunk, esp without the head or limbs

Torso

 

(1) In anatomy, the trunk of the human body without head and limbs.

(2) In the visual arts, a sculptural representation of the human trunk. Classical torsos are parts of ancient statues that have been preserved. Since the second half of the 19th century the torso has often been depicted as an independent genre, making it possible to represent the musculature of the human body more distinctly.

torso

A spiral column, in Medieval and Renaissance architecture.
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It will improve ability to evade tackles and while all jerseys have extra grip to the chest area to increase friction with the ball, the front five players will have shoulder and lower torso panels for secure binding in a scrum.
Details at the bust divide a long torso, and adjustable straps are always helpful.
From the South Frieze, the torsos of a horse and rider shown in the BM, but the heads of both left in Athens.
in the 14300 block of Raven Street when Serafin Pallares, 28, allegedly shot his brother, Sergio Pallares, 24, in the torso after a fight, police said.
When interested, people lean their torsos forward and, often, employ gravity-defying gestures, such as raising up on the balls of their feet as they make a significant or emotionally charged point.
DETECTIVES last night released this photograph of a woman whose torso was found on a riverbank - only weeks after another grisly discovery in the same area.
They will be able to walk between the two torsos, which will be double the width of the rest of the body.
My torsos stand proud and tall, without shame or apology for having developed rolls of fat or haying lost a breast.
Baxter cited the example of new packs for women that are designed for a woman's upper body shape and torso length.
It makes you wonder how many more torsos are going to turn up.