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Torrance

[tawr-uh ns, tor-] /ˈtɔr əns, ˈtɒr-/
noun
1.
a city in SW California, SW of Los Angeles.
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Torrance

/ˈtɒrəns/
noun
1.
a city in SW California, southwest of Los Angeles: developed rapidly with the discovery of oil. Pop: 142 621 (2003 est)
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county, central New Mexico, U.S. It lies in the Basin and Range Province, with the western portion including the Manzano Mountains, topped by Manzano Peak (10,098 feet [3,077 m]). Most of Torrance county is an area of rolling plains interrupted by ridges, hills, and mesas and scarred by the dry beds of streams; it includes the long, wide Estancia Basin. Within county borders are the Cibola National Forest, Manzano Mountain Wilderness, Isleta Indian Reservation (Pueblo), Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, and Manzano Mountain State Park

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