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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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Toise, S., Sears, S., Schoenfeld, M., Blitzer, M., Marieb, M., Drury, J., ...
He was one morning lying upon his back in his bed, the anguish and nature of the wound upon his groin suffering him to lie in no other position, when a thought came into his head, that if he could purchase such a thing, and have it pasted down upon a board, as a large map of the fortification of the town and citadel of Namur, with its environs, it might be a means of giving him ease.--I take notice of his desire to have the environs along with the town and citadel, for this reason,--because my uncle Toby's wound was got in one of the traverses, about thirty toises from the returning angle of the trench, opposite to the salient angle of the demi-bastion of St.
Seguita Costantino, lo quai toise ogni mio caro e ricco adornamento e porto via: di che forte mi dolse.
TRAVELLING ZOO - Clockwise from bottom left, Evie Johnson, nine, Jamie Howmans, Stef's daughter Katie, with Rex the tarantula, Tom Stephenson, eight, and Stef Wraith, all taken at a recent visit to Zone 4 Kids Nursery, in Whitley Bay MENAGERIE: - Stef Wraith at home with Misty the barn owl, and her children, from left, Tony, 12, with Selina the corn snake, Katie, seven, and Little Easter the rabbit, Scott, 13, holding Dotty the bantum chicken, and 53-year old Terry the tor toise
Le lendemain, lorsqu'il la rencontre de nouveau, il est en civil et la jeune femme le toise sans le voir.
(40) 'Suzanne tendit alors son pretendu peche si audacieusement au chevalier, que ce vieux pecheur, qui avait sonde bien d'autres mysteres dans des existences bien autrement astucieuses, eut toise l'affaire d'un seul coup d'oeil, (CH, IV, 824).
The implement, delicately made, was a miniature reproduction of the ancient toise, divided into six feet and seventy-two inches.
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