Examples from the Web for troys
Item xxvj paires de lincaulx de troys toilles a troys verges et troys quartiers de long.Mary Tudor, Queen of France
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- any of nine ancient cities in NW Asia Minor, each of which was built on the ruins of its predecessor. The seventh was the site of the Trojan War (mid-13th century bc)Greek name: Ilion Latin name: Ilium Related adjective: Trojan
Word Origin and History for troys
late 14c., standard system of weights for gems and precious metals, from Troyes, city in France (ancient Tricasses), former site of a fair at which this weight is said to have been used. Many medieval towns had their own standard weights. The pound troy contains 5,760 grains and is divided into 12 ounces.