Definitions

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  • n. A shoemaker's awl.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A shoemaker's awl.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See elsen.

Etymologies

From Middle English aslen, elsen ("an awl or some other pointed instrument or tool"), either from Middle Dutch elsene, alsene, from Old High German alansa, alansa, from Proto-Germanic *ali-sn, Proto-Germanic *ala-sn, or from an unrecorded OE form. (Wiktionary)

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  • Erin,

    Your definition for ELSIN is correct. Your example obviously isn't.

    --Dodi Schultz

    July 14, 2009