Tore

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tear \Tear\ (t[^a]r), verb (used with an object) [imp. {Tore} (t[=o]r), ((Obs. {Tare}) (t[^a]r); p. p. {Torn} (t[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. {Tearing}.] [OE. teren, AS. teran; akin to OS. farterian to destroy, D. teren to consume, G. zerren to pull, to tear, zehren to consume, Icel. t>ae/ra, Goth. gata['i]ran to destroy, Lith. dirti to flay, Russ. drate to pull, to tear, Gr. de'rein to flay, Skr. dar to burst. [root]63. Cf. {Darn}, {Epidermis}, {Tarre}, {Tirade}.]

1. To separate by violence; to pull apart by force; to rend; to lacerate; as, to tear cloth; to tear a garment; to tear the skin or flesh.

Tear him to pieces; he's a conspirator. --Shak.

2. Hence, to divide by violent measures; to disrupt; to rend; as, a party or government torn by factions.

3. To rend away; to force away; to remove by force; to sunder; as, a child torn from its home.

The hand of fate Hath torn thee from me. --Addison.

4. To pull with violence; as, to tear the hair.

5. To move violently; to agitate. "Once I loved torn ocean's roar." --Byron.

{To tear a cat}, to rant violently; to rave; -- especially applied to theatrical ranting. [Obs.] --Shak.

{To tear down}, to demolish violently; to pull or pluck down.

{To tear off}, to pull off by violence; to strip.

{To tear out}, to pull or draw out by violence; as, to tear out the eyes.

{To tear up}, to rip up; to remove from a fixed state by violence; as, to tear up a floor; to tear up the foundation of government or order.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tore \Tore\, noun [Probably from the root of tear; cf. W. t['o]r a break, cut, t['o]ri to break, cut.] The dead grass that remains on mowing land in winter and spring. [Prov. Eng.] --Mortimer.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tore \Tore\, imp. of {Tear}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tore \Tore\, noun [See {Torus}.]

1. (Arch.) Same as {Torus}.

2. (Geom.) same as {torus}. [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

tore

noun

1: commonly the lowest molding at the base of a column [syn: {torus}, {tore}]

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)

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