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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Measurement (of cloth) by the ell.
  • noun A duty paid for such measurement.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old French alnage, aulnage, French aunage, from Old French alne ell, of Germanic origin: compare Old High German elina, Gothic aleina, cubit. See ell.


    Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.