Friday, April 16, 2010

Torque (also Torc or Torq)

Torque (also Torc or Torq): A torque is a metal collar or necklace. Torque shares its etymology with a wide range of words: tort, contortion, torture, distort, extortion, the verb torque, and torch - all from the Latin root to twist.
A middle-aged Late Sarmation priestess in the Kobyakova kurgan ... was buried with a cast-gold torque ...
A gold torque whose terminals ended in snarling snow leopards encircled the youth's neck.
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