Definition of Toise

1. n. An old measure of length in France, containing six French feet, or about 6.3946 French feet.



Definition of Toise

1. Noun. a former French unit of length, corresponding to about 1.949 metres ¹

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Definition of Toise

1. an old French measure [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Toise

toilfully
toilinet
toilinets
toilinette
toilinettes
toiling
toilingly
toilings
toilless
toils
toilsome
toilsomely
toilsomeness
toilsomenesses
toilworn
toise (current term)
toiseach
toiseachs
toisech
toisechs
toises
toison
toisons
toit
toited
toiting
toitoi
toitois
toits
tok-

Literary usage of Toise

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1. A History of the Mathematical Theories of Attraction and the Figure of the by Isaac Todhunter (1873)
"memoir, the standard was damaged and no longer trustworthy; and Picard's toise had not been preserved. La Condamine gives information respecting the toise ..."

2. Transactions of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1879)
"The correct length of the rods of fir was determined by the aid of an iron toise which had been carefully adjusted to the length of the standard toise at ..."

3. A Collection of the Chronicles and Ancient Histories of Great Britain, Now by Jehan de Wavrin, William Hardy (1887)
"AD 1418. toise to be lost for want of a good watch, and especially the governors of the dauphin were much displeased at it, but they could do nothing else ..."

4. The Travels of the King: Charles II in Germany and Flanders, 1654-1660 by Eva Scott (1907)
"... at Pon- toise—The Attempt to Convert him—His Letter to the King— Dismissal of Lovel—Firmness of Henry—Alarm at Cologne— The King's Letters—Agitation in ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1832)
"Latterly, it was worn almost exclusively by the mde вех. Under the emperors, the toga went out of fashion. As only freeborn citizens toise. ..."

6. Geodesy by Alexander Ross Clarke (1880)
"The rods were compared daily during the measurement with a toise marked on an iron bar and which was kept duly shaded in a tent. ..."

7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"That the close agreement between the determinations of the toise is not dne to chance will be seen from the fact that the comparisons of the Prussian toise ..."

8. Winston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Reference Workedited by Thomas Edward Finegan edited by Thomas Edward Finegan (1922)
"... the most in* cisely the same sound that e has in toise, portant river in Southeast ... toise ..."

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