toise


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toise

[′tȯiz]
(geodesy)
A unit of length equal to about 6.4 feet (1.95 meters); used in early geodetic surveys.
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Seguita Costantino, lo quai toise ogni mio caro e ricco adornamento e porto via: di che forte mi dolse.
Lucius pushed the little toise down on the middle of the green tablet, placed flat in front of him, taking it by both of its ends between the thumb and the index finger of his left hand--compressing the divisions and subdivisions directly cast before his eyes lengthwise, so that by gathering them he shortened them.
These reference marks established, Lucius slightly relaxed the clenching of his two fingers, allowing the elastic toise to give, lengthening itself out of its own accord, giving the measurements a bit more width.
For a long stretch, the madman pursued his task, each time squeezing the toise in varying degrees, often making it much smaller while consulting its red subdivisions to feebly attack the virgin portions of the wax with the awl in the same rectilinear zone, not without subtle variations in his methods of touching it.
In response to a desire evinced by Lucius, who promptly put away the toise and awl, the guard lit a match while drawing near the lamp.
je le toise durement du haut de mes douze ans dans l'intention de lui dire qu'il a interet a partir nous laissant en paix s'il ne veut pas avoir d'histoires.
51) Keisri Aleksandri Toise Kohtuseaduses uhes seadustega kohtuolu ja talurahva koosoleku kohtade uuendamisest Balti kubermangudes ja Rahukohtumoistjatelt paalepandavate nuhtluste seadusega.
eth se Iumall mitte saa sunnituth, uche toise ninck suhremba nuchtlusze kz, meid Koddo otzida (M 30/2) '.
Expliquant la disposition de la toise, MmeGillier dira que [beaucoup moins que]les gens ne donnent pas l'age exact des enfants d'oE l'utilisation de la toisequi determinera le droit a la gratuite[beaucoup plus grand que].
Si Tawfik me toise de la tete aux pieds et me dit avec dedain et aigreur: "Que sais-tu de tout cela, petit imbecile?
Jeremy Cookson, who works at Donaldson's Vets Maple Street Surgery, is currently doing pre-hibernation health checks on tor toises.
Les jugements qui ordonneront que les lieux et ouvrages seront vus, visites, toises ou estimes par experts, feront mention expresse des faits sur lesquels les rapports doivent etre faits, du juge quisera commis pour proceder a la nomination des experts, recevoir leur serment et rapport, comme aussi du delai dans lequel les parties devront comparoir par-devant le commissaire (ibid a la p 141).