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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Troy-town
 
has no connection with the Homeric “Troy,” but means a maze, labyrinth, or bower. (Welsh troi, to turn; troedle, a trodden place [? street], whence the archaic trode, a path or track; Anglo-Saxon thraw-an, to twist or turn.) There are numerous Troys and Troy-towns in Great Britain and North America. The upper garden of Kensington Palace was called “the siege of Troy.”   1
   A Troy-town is about equivalent to “Julian’s Bower,” mentioned in Halliwell’s Archaic Dictionary.   2
 


 Troy-Novant (London).Troy Weight 

 
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