toise


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toise

(tɔɪz)
n
an obsolete French unit of length roughly equal to 2 metres
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The maddened horse gained twenty toises, and came up within pistol-shot of Fouquet.
There have been employed in making the said new cage, ninety-six horizontal beams, and fifty-two upright joists, ten wall plates three toises long; there have been occupied nineteen carpenters to hew, work, and fit all the said wood in the courtyard of the Bastille during twenty days."
A significant improvement in perceived stress, anxiety, and depression has been correlated with many different yoga interventions in a variety of patient groups (Kohn, Lundholm, Bryngelsson, Anderzen-Carlsson, & Westerdahl, 2013; Lakkireddy et al., 2013; Manoj, 2014; Smith & Pukall, 2009; Toise et al., 2014).
The beautiful illustrative work combines with fanciful descriptions of scenery, pleasing inns referred to by the names' of their owners, and accurate measurements of hill and mountain heights (using the French toise as is only proper).
One can find all of the objects of Toby's tableau: weapons, both as engineering blueprints and as tangible, aesthetic objects; fortifications, with the points of their bastions labeled by letter, and a key to their angles by degree and their scale by toise; encampments from a birds-eye view and trenches, depicted from ground level as vertical slices (also diagrammed to illustrate the pertinent angles and elevations), etc.
Ma dopo la sconfitta di Waterloo il figlio di Carlo IV, assurto al trono come Ferdinando VII, la toise a tutti e tre.
J'ai le droit de faire un voeu a mon etoile filante Sur les cils de tes yeux revolver J'ai mis un peu de khol berbere Ton regard est devenu alors ensorceleur Tu m'as toise et tu m'as meduse Tes yeux assassins ne m'ont pas epargne Ne me repousse pas!
Krul, 1,93 m, sous la toise, va jouer la provocation durant la seance, defiant du regard tous les tireurs, tout en sortant le grand jeu.
(21) La St-Louis des artistes, p.9: 'Raimond: Un toise de batiment!
Et ebbe una femmina [186v] in Allesandria che ebbe nome Guardigiani (11) (Gardigam R), ch'era donna d'uno chastello e di gran gente; la quale, quando vide Maomecto, credecte ch'avesse spirito di profetia (profeta R), onde il toise per marito e fecelo signiore di quanto ella avea, si che poi tutta quella provinda tenne che fosse messaggio di Dio.