Origin of toise
Examples from the Web for toise
These towers are said to be about one toise higher than those of Notre-Dame.The Churches of Paris|S. Sophia Beale
Subsequently, he investigated the expansion of a toise of iron from the variation in the period of his pendulum.
A Toise is two yards; and from the plan it appeared to be near the truth.A Trip to Paris in July and August 1792|Richard Twiss
Chaucer has treated a toise as if it were equal to two feet; it was really about six.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
The toise used in this measure was afterwards regarded as the standard toise, and is always referred to as the Toise of Peru.