Definition of Torpids
1. torpid [n] - See also: torpid
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Torpids
Literary usage of Torpids
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Outing (1892)
"so many of them as may be chosen take part in the torpids or eight - oar ... There are also, after the torpids, races under the auspices of the OUBC for ..."
2. Highways and Byways in Oxford and the Cotswolds by Herbert Arthur Evans, Frederick Landseer Maur Griggs (1905)
"Each College has its own boat, and in the "torpids" some colleges have two. ... The February races are those of the junior crews or " torpids " ; the May ..."
3. The Idler: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine by Jerome Klapka Jerome, Robert Barr, Arthur Lawrence, Sidney Herbert Sime (1896)
"The torpids seem to have arisen about 1826, and to have been applied to ... Later on torpids took to racing among themselves as a separate class and under ..."
4. A Sporting Pilgrimage: Riding to Hounds, Golf, Rowing, Football, Club and by Caspar Whitney (1894)
"Moreover, torpids are not restricted to first-year men ; they are simply the first — the awkward squad, so to speak — of the series of races at Oxford and ..."