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Thor is the main character of a Marvel Comics series.
  Norse mythology:  god of thunder; pictured as wielding a hammer
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  • Thor is the main character of a Marvel Comics series.
  • See, for example, "The Mighty Thor: The Icy Touch of Death!"
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Back then our house was full of pets—cats, dogs, aquariums filled with exotic fish and a gopher tortoise named "Thor."
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • Anyway, Neferet let it be known that Thor was way out of line, and she gave Damien the option of moving into another room by himself or staying with Thor.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked

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  • Thaw with his gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • He looked like a figure of Thor as his untrembling arm rose and fell, driving deeper and deeper the mercy-bearing stake, whilst the blood from the pierced heart welled and spurted up around it.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Loud on left Thor thundered: in anger awful the hammerhurler.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • (There is no need to carry coals to Newcastle.) You have probably heard of Thor and his hammer.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The Victor proceeded at eight knots until she passed between the first pair of seamounts, informally known as Thor’s Twins.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • The third, received by the State Department from London in the highest secret classification, said Downing Street had authorized the RAF to arm intermediate range missiles, including the Thor, with nuclear warheads.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon

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  • Festival fires to Thor and Woden had followed on the same ground and duly had their day.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • No-one ever demonstrated, so far as I am aware, the non-existence of Zeus or Thor-but they have few followers now.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • "May the fiend fly away with me, and leave me in Ifrin with the souls of Odin and of Thor!" answered Cedric impatiently, and would probably have proceeded in the same tone of total departure from his spiritual character, when the colloquy was interrupted by the harsh voice of Urfried, the old crone of the turret.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Othin shall advance against the wolf, Thor against the serpent, FIGURE 82.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • "Now—the first man in the parish that I hear prophesying bad of our mistress, why" (here the fist was raised and let fall as Thor might have done with his hammer in assaying it)—"he’ll smell and taste that—or I’m a Dutchman."
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • With Thor lost to us, who else will save us from the Hetwan?
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • And I have named him Thor, for the God of Thunder.
    Lois Lowry  --  Number the Stars
  • He flung away his rubber–ball nose, revealed a man that would have awed Thor, the god of thunder.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Harrison Bergeron
  • Thor is a one-man dog.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • Hammer-hurling Thor.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Give me four, good Arrius—four more—and I will stand firm for you, though old Thor, my namesake, strike me with his hammer.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • If we cannot at once rise to the sanctities of obedience and faith, let us at least resist our temptations; let us enter into the state of war, and wake Thor and Woden,[219] courage and constancy, in our Saxon breasts.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • All right, you tell Uncle Felix," said Aunt Ethel, turning toward the roses, spreading her little hand out chordlike over them, "-of course he must have these-that that’s Souvenir de Claudius Pernet-and that’s Mermaid-Mary Wallace-Silver Moon— those three of course Etoiles-and oh, Duquesa de Penaranda-Gruss an Aachen’s of course his cutting he grew for me a thousand years ago— but there’s my Climbing Thor!
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Father had gone yer the important points with Mr. Kleiman, and there wasn’t enough time to give Mr. Kugler a thor ough briefing.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Do you remember when Thor asked Erin out?" said one of Drew’s friends, whose name I think was Keith.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • Thor and I are going to live off the country.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • Before Christianity came to Norway, people believed that Thor rode across the sky in a chariot drawn by two goats.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Mancuso tapped Thor’s Twins with his pencil.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • The word "thunder" in Norwegian—"Thor-d0n"—means Thor’s roar.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Thor’s my burglar alarm.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • Anyway, Neferet let it be known that Thor was way out of line, and she gave Damien the option of moving into another room by himself or staying with Thor.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • Thor’s smarter than most people.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • The word "thunder" in Norwegian—"Thor-d0n"—means Thor’s roar.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • No way would I room with Thor the Homophobe.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • I explained to him that Thor would tear the joint apart if they tried to separate us.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • I’d rather team with Thor than with a platoon of Combat Pioneers.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • Say, you’re making Thor nervous.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • So Thor was worshipped as the god of fertility.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The mythological explanation for rain was therefore that Thor was swinging his hammer.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • And since everybody believed that the rain had something to do with Thor, he was one of the most important of the Norse gods.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • There was another reason why Thor was important, a reason related to the entire world order.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Thor was a central figure in this battle with the giants.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The offering to Thor was usualy a goat.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • It tells how Thor, rising from sleep, finds that his hammer is gone.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • As long as the giants have Thor’s hammer, they have total control over the world of gods and mortals.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • He suggests that Thor dress up as a bride.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Understandably, Thor is not wildly enthusiastic about the idea, but he finally accepts that this is the only way he will ever get his hammer back.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • So Thor allows himself to be attired in bridal costume, with Loki as his bridesmaid.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Disguised as women, their mission is to breach the giants’ stronghold and recapture Thor’s hammer.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • But during the feast, the bride—Thor, that is—devours an entire ox and eight salmon.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
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