torch

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torch

1. a small portable electric lamp powered by one or more dry batteries
2. any apparatus that burns with a hot flame for welding, brazing, or soldering

torch

[tȯrch]
(building construction)
To apply lime mortar under the top edges of roof tiles or slates.
(engineering)
A gas burner used for brazing, cutting, or welding.
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Yet now they are persona non grata in the Muslim world, flags burning, embassies put to the torch and people parading in London pretending to be suicide bombers as a result of a few cartoons.
But the priory was put to the torch by invading Scots in 1296, with another raid by William Wallace and his force the next year.
Now, whole suburbs of Paris have been put to the torch, with threats of further riots in Germany and Belgium.
But there was a time - when Catholic homes in Belfast were being put to the torch by the mob, when Catholics did not enjoy the same human rights as Protestants - when the IRA could legitimately claim to be a political army.