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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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Instead of reporting the incident to the superiors, the nurse took the torso of the child to the mortuary and send the woman back home, saying the baby had died.
The new tattoos are the latest additions to his torso tattoo collection that includes a head of lion, bear, gothic cross and his mother's birthday in Roman numerals.
The 'torso straight', 'torso bent' and 'torso against backrest' postures were the three postures most often adopted by the drivers (Figure 1) and the 'torso twisted' posture was the least often adopted.
If the shoulder point tilts forward, it may be necessary to set the seamline where the sleeve joins the torso, just to the inside, to allow for better movement.
The triangle body type has shoulders and chest that are narrower than the waist and hips, making you appear larger on the lower half of your torso. Focus on fixing the imbalance created by the lower half appearing larger than the upper body.
* Side airbags: Head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
Reportedly, ESAPI ceramic armour plates, worn by US soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, are inserted into outer modular tactical vests to provide torso protection against small arms fire.
Originally from Sweden, I remember the mixed feelings surrounding Turning Torso, which was to become the tallest building in Sweden.
According to Tech Crunch, Torso is actually the follow up to 2012's Twig, which was designed purely for the old 30-pin iPhone connector.
The first episode of the new series starts with a massacre at a tailor's shop, with eerie echoes of the infamous Ratcliffe Highway murders, and in another storyline, a headless torso is washed up at Putney Bridge, leading Buchan to dig up the unsolved Thames Torso mysteries of 1888, where the remains of a woman were found at three different sites in central London.
The first episode of the new series starts with a massacre at a tailors shop, with eerie echoes of the infamous Ratcliffe Highway murders, and in another storyline, a headless torso is washed up at Putney Bridge, leading Buchan to dig up the unsolved Thames Torso mysteries of 1888.
A BATCH of T-shirts immortalising the torso of the Toon's biggest fan have been delivered to Spain.