Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A measuring by the ell; specifically, official inspection and measurement of woolen cloth for the purpose of laying duties on it. Also spelled alenage, ulnage.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (O. Eng. Law) Measurement (of cloth) by the ell; also, a duty for such measurement.
- Old French alnage, aulnage, French aunage, from Old French alne ell, of Germanic origin: compare Old High German elina, Gothic aleina, cubit. See ell. (Wiktionary)
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