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Tort  adj.  Stretched tight; taut. (R.) "Yet holds he them with tortest rein."

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"Tort" Quotes from Famous Books

... Viser and Conort, had gained him so much fame; Rudel, the enthusiast, who devoted his life to an imaginary passion; Adhemar and Rambaud d'Aurenge, whose songs were some of the sweetest of their time; and Pierre Rogiers, who sighed his soul away for "Tort n'avetz;" and, amongst them all, his poems were held in the greatest esteem. The beautiful and coquettish mistress of the revels was not insensible to his qualities, and was anxious to appropriate ...
— Barn and the Pyrenees - A Legendary Tour to the Country of Henri Quatre • Louisa Stuart Costello

... de grant pris Qui traynant vont ver et gris, Roys, roynes, dus et contesses, En enfer vienent a granz presses; Mais ou ciel vont pres tout a fait Tort et bocu et contrefait. Ou ciel va toute la ringaille; Le grain ...
— Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres • Henry Adams

... Dauphiny on business. I am not sorry that they should have supposed I was silly enough to cry at the thought of Charles's crossing the Channel. They did imagine it, I know; for by and by Miss Pollingray whispered: 'Les absents n'auront pas tort, cette fois, n'est-ce-pas? 'And Mr. Pollingray was cruelly gentle: an air of 'I would not intrude on such emotions'; and I heightened their delusions as much as I could: there was no other way of accounting for my pantomime face. Why should he fancy I suffered ...
— The Shaving of Shagpat • George Meredith

... Rupert's air of cool triumph—it was triumph, however he may have wished to hide it—and Tanty's flow of indignation, recrimination, speculation, and amazement were enough to drive me mad. But I held out. I pretended I did not mind. My cheeks were blazing, and I talked a tort et a travers. I should have died rather than that Rupert should have guessed at the tempest in my heart. Now I am alone at last, thank God! and it will be a relief to confide to my faithful diary the feelings that have been choking ...
— The Light of Scarthey • Egerton Castle

... Dict. II. 1266) attempts, rather feebly, to account for its omission from the Hebrew Bibles. He says, "elle parut ├ tort aux Juifs faire double emploi avec un r├ęcit pareil, VI." This seems to be a gratuitous supposition of no ...
— The Three Additions to Daniel, A Study • William Heaford Daubney

... you, crazy hags! Have ye no touch Of feeling in you, that ye feast your eyes On such an object? Help me, lend your hands! Will no one help to pull the tort'ring arrow ...
— The Life of Friedrich Schiller - Comprehending an Examination of His Works • Thomas Carlyle

Words linked to "Tort" :   trespass, actus reus, wrongful conduct, law, wrongdoing, tort-feasor, civil wrong

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