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TORT TORTICOLLIS TORTUOUS TORTURE TORUS
~ TORT     id+ | TWIST or TWISTED as
^u               A ROLL OF BREAD or CAKE | 
     id+ | implies DISTORTION CONTORTION DEFORMATION | 
         | implies FALSE SHAPE as in see> PLAGIOCEPHALY | 
     lat TORTA      from
         TORQUERE = TO TWIST and probably from
     gr  TORTIDION  or TO ARTIDION for
                    BREAD ROLL or BREAD TORT
                    diminutive for
        ARTOS       BREAD
     id+ | in modern English terms use
           TORT conveys ideas of
     events causing conTROSIONS
     an overtone of WRONGFUL ACTS related to
     RUIN  HARM  HURT  HAVOC
     modern parlance largely limits the use to
     LEGAL concepts and           sug> CONTORT
     TYPES OF LITIGATION          sug> RETORT
     BASED ON CLAIMS OF INJURY    sug> JUROR
     ply> | A TORT SUIT can be used as a
              CONTORTING TORMENTING TORTURE |
~ TORTICOLLIS  id+ | TWISTED NECK |
               compound term from
     lat TORTUS = TWISTED and
         COLLIS   NECK  sug> COLLAR
     sp  COLLAR   NECKLACE
     note CONGENITAL TORTICOLLIS due to
          AN INJURY DURING BIRTH
     CAUSING THE RETRACTION OR CONTRACTION
            OF THE STERNOCLEIDOMASTOID MUSCLE
~ TORTUOUS  SERPENTINE  SINUOUS  MEANDERING
~ TORTURE      or TORMENT        see> AGONY
               note CONTORT for TO BEND or TWIST
~ TORUS  id+ | TWIST | also
         id+ | BUDGING |
  med> denotes SWELLING  PROTRUSION
         lat TORUS = ELEVATION  KNOT
  TORUS PALATINUS or ELEVATED PALATINE MIDLINE
  ukr   PALATA       TENT HOUSE or ROOF
  lat   TORNO        CIRCLE   sug> RETURN
  sp    TORNO        LATHE    sug> TORQUE
        TORNILLO     SCREW    sug> HELIX
  the above link TORUS with TORT
  sp  TORTA        = A CAKE  also FIST          sug> CRIMP
  lat TORQUERE       TWIST                      sug> TANGLE
      TORTE          CROOKEDLY                  sug> DISQUIET
      TORTILIS       TWISTED                    sug> DISTRESS
      TORTUS         TWIST                      sug> ANGUISH
      TORTARE        TO TWIST                   sug> AGONY
      TORQUERE       TO INFLICT PAIN            sug> ANXIETY
  sp  TORMENTA       TORMENT also STORM         sug> TROUBLE
      TORTUOSO       TORTUOUS or TWISTED        sug> SERPENTINE
  ukr TORKATY        STIR  BRUSH  TOUCH         sug> TURMOIL
      TORMOZ         DISTURB  VEX  SHAKE        sug> DISTRESS
      TOROPITY       TREMBLE                    sug> QUIVER
      TOROSCZYTY     SHATTER  BREAK TO PIECES   sug> SMASH
      TOROSATY       SHAKE  JOLT                sug> CRASH
  ply> | A TWIST OF A TART IS DIFFERENT FROM A TORT |
  ply> | TO BAKE A CAKE CALLS FOR FISTS TWISTING DOUGH
         as in TORTURING SMASHING CRASHING CRUSHING |
  ply> | TO MAKE DOUGH or MONEY REQUIRES TIGHT FISTS plus
         TORTUOUS WORK TO APPLY TORQUE AND TORSION TO
  CONTORT RETORT EXTORT DISTORT AND TO AVOID A TURD |
  hx> IN ROME A SLAVE USED AS A WITNESS
      HAD TO BE TORTURED
  WHICH SYSTEMATICALLY UNDERMINED
  THE HUMANITY OF SLAVES [61]
  TORTURE includes TORMENTS DUE TO A
         DISTURBANCE OF THE PEACE as in
  TO ENGENDER DISQUIET DISTRESS  ANGUISH thus
  implying MENTAL FORMS OF SUFFERING
  as per threats to children relatives etc
  WHILE ILLEGAL PHYSICAL TORTURE IS WIDELY
  USED BY GOVERNMENTS AND TERRORISTS
  LEGAL PHYSICAL TORTURE HAS LARGELY VANISHED
  EXCEPT PERHAPS IN ISRAEL WHERE IT IS
  ADVOCATED BY THE STATE
  A PARADOX CONSIDERING WHAT THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  EXPERIENCED DURING WORLD WAR II
  "LEGAL" "OFFICIAL" TORTURE WAS PRACTICED BY
  THE "MODERN" AND "DEMOCRATIC" STATE OF ISRAEL
  WHERE "MODEST PHYSICAL PRESSURE" TO EXTRACT
  INFORMATION FROM PRISONERS HELD WITHOUT CHARGES
  WAS A PREVALENT PRACTICE ACCORDING TO THE
  HEAD OF GENERAL SECURITY Ami AYALON [#]
  THE ISRAELI HUMAN RIGHTS "BTSELEM" GROUP
  HEADED BY Yuval GINBAR [#] CHARGED THAT
  85% OF PALESTINIANS HELD FOR INTERROGATION
  WERE SUBJECTED TO PRACTICES THAT FIT
  THE LEGAL DEFINITION OF TORTURE
  THE ISRAELI STATE ATTORNEY Shai NITZAN [#] ARGUED
  THAT THE USE OF "THE SHAKE" IS VITAL ...
  SUCH VIOLENT SHAKING OF SUSPECTS HAS CAUSED
  THE DEATH OF AT LEAST ONE PRISONER
  Abdel Zamed HASSAN HARIZAT [#]
  SUCH ACCUSATIONS LED THE HIGH COURT OF ISRAEL
  TO LOOK INTO THE MATTER BUT NOT WITHOUT
  ENTHUSIASM AS EXPRESSED BY THE CHIEF JUSTICE
  Aharon BARAK [#] WHO BECAME PRESIDENT COMPLAINED
  " ... WHY SHOULD THE SUPREME COURT PULL THE
  CHESTNUTS OUT OF THE FIRE ... "
  IN 1987 A COMMISSION HEADED BY CHIEF JUSTICE
  Moshe LANDAU [#] ADVISED THAT
  "MODERATE PHYSICAL PRESSURE" COULD BE USED
  the above is from a report by William DRAZDIAK [#]
  WASHINGTON POST FOREIGN SERVICE OF MAY 21 1998
  LEGAL TORTURE IN ISRAEL WAS "DISCONTINUED" BUT
  ELECTED IN 2001
  ARIEL SHARON ELECTED PRESIDENT IN 2001
  IS URGING THE ISRAELI PARLIAMENT TO APPROVE A LAW
  TO ALLOW SECURITY SERVICE TO TORTURE ARAB DETAINEES
  "... PHYSICAL PRESSURE SAVES TIME ..."
  DECLARED REPRESENTATIVES OF THE
  SHIN BED SECURITY AGENCY  (reported by UZI MAHNAIMI
  IN MARCH 14 2001 for the newspaper TODAY)
  note HISTORIANS UNDERREPORT ROMAN USE OF TORTURE but
  note that DURING THE RULE OF AUGUSTUS CAESAR [#]
       LEGAL CODES SPECIFIED IN GREAT DETAIL
  REASONS AND TYPE OF INSTRUMENTS TO BE USED FOR TORTURE    sug> RULES
  ply> | LAWYERS can RETORT DISTORT CONTORT or even
         TORTURE or TWIST FACTS as well as
  ACCUSE DEFEND or DEFAME A WITNESS to TWIRL
  JUDGE JURY and JUSTICE by TORTUOUS PREJUDICE |
  ply> | BUREAUCRACY CAN TORQUE CONTORTIONS BY DISTORTION
         OF TORTUOUS REGULATIONS AMOUNTING TO EXTORTION |
  consider AGONY and its link to WARP TWIST TWISTING WRITHING
           CONTORT DISTORT RETORT TOUR TOURNAMENT etc
  consider TORCH  COMFORT  DISTORT  EXTORT  RETORT  and TURD 
  see> PLAGIO 

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