from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (O. Eng. Law) Measurement (of cloth) by the ell; also, a duty for such measurement.
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Measurement(of cloth) by the ell.
- noun A
dutypaid for such measurement.
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Old French alnage, aulnage, French aunage, from Old French alne ell, of Germanic origin: compare Old High German elina, Gothic aleina, cubit. See ell.
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