How to use Toises in a sentence
His work Eratosthenes Batavus, published in 1617, describes the method and gives as the result of his operations between Alkmaar and Bergen-opZoom a degree of the meridian equal to 55,100 toises =117,449 yds.
These generally range between 500 and 3000 toises, or 3000 and 20,000 English feet.
The highest which they measured was Newton, 3727 toises, or 24,000 ft.
Ducarla, published his La France consideree da p s les dijferentes hauteurs de ses plaines (1791), upon which equidistant contours at intervals of 16 toises found a place.Advertisement