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Origin of toise
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Chaucer has treated a toise as if it were equal to two feet; it was really about six.
In his own translation of the Romaunt, l. 1393, he translates toise by fadome.
These towers are said to be about one toise higher than those of Notre-Dame.The Churches of Paris|S. Sophia Beale
The toise used in this measure was afterwards regarded as the standard toise, and is always referred to as the Toise of Peru.
Subsequently, he investigated the expansion of a toise of iron from the variation in the period of his pendulum.