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A.Word.A.Day--tor

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This week's theme: short words.

tor (tor) noun

1. A rocky heap on the top of a hill.

2. A peak of a bared hill.

[From Middle English, from Old English torr. Of uncertain origin: probably from Celtic.]

See more usage examples of tor in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

-Anu Garg (garg AT wordsmith.org)

"Felicity Jones is in England with her mother, who is on sabbatical to pursue intensive research into the Arthurian legend. There is speculation that Glastonbury Tor might really be Avalon, where Arthur was taken to die." Renee Steinberg; The Last Grail Keeper; School Library Journal (New York); Dec 2001.

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