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Troy meaning

troy - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. Weight.
  2. 2. Troy weight.
  3. 3. Weight of 12 oz., or 5760 grains, to the pound; used in weighing gold and silver.

troy - examples of usage

  1. Besides, when I sent them to Troy to fight for Greece, I was well aware that I was sending them, not to a feast, but to a deadly war. - "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
  2. It must, indeed, be remembered that Greek traditions had penetrated into the life of the whole civilised world, and that the belief in the connexion of Rome with Troy had rooted itself in the Roman mind for two centuries before the time of Virgil. - "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
  3. But, after all, as love caused the destruction of Troy, it may well make a man slip on the stairs." - "Monsieur Cherami", Charles Paul de Kock.
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