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TORCHTexas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals
TORCHTomorrow's Research Cardiovascular Health Professionals
TORCHTeen Outreach Reproductive Challenge
TORCHToxoplasma, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus, and Herpes Simplex (Medicine)
TORCHThe Ocean Recreation Council of Hawaii
TORCHToxoplasma, Other viruses, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus, Herpesvirus (Medicine)
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But when Umslopogaas was through, by the light of his torch he perceived a tall and slender man, who leaned against the wall of the cave and held a shield before his face.
Sancho made a bag of his coat, and, getting together as much as he could, and as the bag would hold, he loaded his beast, and then hastened to obey his master's call, and helped him to remove the bachelor from under the mule; then putting him on her back he gave him the torch, and Don Quixote bade him follow the track of his companions, and beg pardon of them on his part for the wrong which he could not help doing them.
As I examined the heterogeneous collection of odds and ends that is always to be found in the pocket-pouch of a Martian warrior my hand fell upon the emblazoned radium flash torch of the black dator.
The torch had been stuck in a socket beside the door, so that its rays illuminated both the corridor and the cell at the same time.
As he steered, he kept flashing the torch on the boat compass so that he could keep headed north-east by east a quarter east.
But it does take minutes, and even I can remember shifting the electric torch from one hand to the other before the aperture was large enough to receive the hand and wrist of Raffles.
In a small antechamber, into which several doors opened, and which was lighted by a small iron lamp, they met a second interruption from the waiting-maid of Rowena, who, saying in a tone of authority, that her mistress desired to speak with the Palmer, took the torch from the hand of Anwold, and, bidding him await her return, made a sign to the Palmer to follow.
Doubtless a wealth of material of historic interest here," said Professor Bumper, flashing his torch on the skeletons.
The bearer of the torch shook his long loose hair back from his eyes, and thrusting his face eagerly into that of the locksmith, fixed upon him a look which told his history at once.
The man turned at the instant when I came in, and I saw John Herncastle, with a torch in one hand, and a dagger dripping with blood in the other.
The door opened, and a dim light reached Dantes' eyes through the coarse sack that covered him; he saw two shadows approach his bed, a third remaining at the door with a torch in its hand.
As it is so," said Monk, "and we must have a light, a lantern, a torch, or something by which we may see where to set our feet, let us seek this light.