from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Obsolete form of agnail.
- n. A French gold coin bearing a figure of the paschal lamb, first issued by Louis IX., and not struck after Charles IX.
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At the end of this period St. Paulinus, warned by an agnel, sent out the young saint to evangelize the British.
Sometimes, on the other hand, the joke is trivial enough, as in the English-French word-play of _anel_ for _agnel_ (or _-neau_), which substitutes "donkey" for "lamb"; or, in the other, on the comparison of a proper name,