Definition of Toises
1. Noun. (plural of toise) ¹
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Definition of Toises
1. toise [n] - See also: toise
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1. Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During by Alexander von Humboldt, Aimé Bonpland, Thomasina Ross (1853)
"Andes, comprises in America, over a long and narrow zone of 3000 leagues, all the summits exceeding 1400 toises high. In Europe, on the contrary, ..."
2. Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New by Alexander von Humboldt, Aimé Bonpland (1818)
"We measured by angles of elevation, and a basis, rather short, traced on the round summit bare of trees, the peak, or Cucurucho, which was about 350 toises ..."
3. Cosmos: A Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe by Alexander von Humboldt (1868)
"An error of 68 toises, or 440'8 feet, which was detected by Puissant, in the mode of calculation that had been adopted, in 1808, by a Commission of the ..."
4. A Geognostical Essay on the Superposition of Rocks in Both Hemispheres by Alexander von Humboldt (1823)
"of Venezuela (30—50 toises) in New Grenada (50—1800 toises), on the southern table-land of the province of Quito (1350—1600 toises), and in the western ..."
5. Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New by Alexander von Humboldt, Aimé Bonpland (1826)
"the eastern part, 1340 toises; and in the western part 1490 toises; ... 1160 toises ; the basin * of the Rio Cauca, between the lofty plains of Cali, Buga, ..."
6. Catalogue of the Manuscript Maps, Charts, and Plans, and of the by British Museum, British Museum Dept. of Manuscripts, John Holmes, Frederic Madden (1844)
"A colored plan of Maubeuge, with extended fortifications ; drawn about 1690, on a scale of 37£ toises to an inch : 2 f. 1 in. x 1 f. 6 in. [ф LXII. 25. ..."
7. The Geographical and Historical Dictionary of America and the West Indies by Antonio de Alcedo, George Alexander Thompson (1814)
"ROCHE-NORE, a rocky shoal in the port of Cayenne ; 500 toises wnw of another called Roca Mayor. Some pilots give it the name of Banco del Aquila, ..."