(plural only) A protective, epidermal thickening derived from the stratum corneum and found in high friction areas (ie. the foot sole of a dog).
Tori Sentence Examples
The cura tori or curatoli (factors) receive 40 a year, with a slight interest in the profits; the stockmen hardly earn in money and kind 13; the muleteers and underworkmen get between 5 to 8, plus firewood, bread and oil; irregular workmen have even lower wages, with a daily distribution of bread, salt and oil.
The bronze image of the same divinity at Horyu-ji, said to have been cast at the beginning of the 7th century by Tori Busshi, the grandson of a Chinese immigrant, is of good technical quality, but much inferior in design to the former.
People I know who dislike Tori feel that she's too caustic, too edgy.