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Torso

A statue which has lost its head and members, as the famous “torso of Hercules.” (Italian, torso.) The Torso Belvedere, the famous torso of Hercules, in the Vatican, was discovered in the fifteenth century. It is said that Michael Angelo greatly admired it.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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