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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of elance.
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He should not enlarge on this view of the subject: when he saw that he was speaking in the assembly of the most ancient statesmen of our country, he knew that, thoush he barely elanced at the ideas, their own recollections would present them in all their extent.
The debates and proceedings in the Congress of the United States : with an appendix containing important state papers and public documents, and all the laws of a public nature; with a copious index; compiled from authentic materials