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  • n. a former French unit of length, corresponding to about 1.949 metres

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An old measure of length in France, containing six French feet, or about 6.3946 French feet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An old measure of length in France, containing 6 French feet, or 1.949 meters, equivalent to 6.395 English feet.


From French toise. (Wiktionary)



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