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toise

[toiz] /tɔɪz/
noun
1.
an old French unit of length equivalent to 6.395 feet (1.949 meters).
Origin of toise
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Middle French < Vulgar Latin *tēsa, (feminine singular), Latin tēnsa (bracchia) outstretched (arms), neuter plural taken as feminine singular See tense1
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