Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An awl.

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  • noun An awl, a pointed tool.

Etymologies

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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, from Proto-Germanic *alisn, Proto-Germanic *alasn, or from an unrecorded Old English form.

Examples

  • TCS will provide information-technology and operational-support services to N.elsen, which tracks television and Internet usage, and it expects $200 million in revenue in the first two years of operations, said N. Chandrasekaran,

    India's TCS Signs

  • 'You best be headin' outa here, elsen they cotch you. '

    Mexico

  • I think the Nuggs can get a next shelf down type big, Haywood or foster, J Howard sure fransico elsen hey, McDyess welcome ..

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • I think the Nuggs can get a next shelf down type big, Haywood or foster, J Howard sure fransico elsen hey, McDyess welcome ..

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • I think the Nuggs can get a next shelf down type big, Haywood or foster, J Howard sure fransico elsen hey, McDyess welcome ..

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • I think the Nuggs can get a next shelf down type big, Haywood or foster, J Howard sure fransico elsen hey, McDyess welcome ..

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • I think the Nuggs can get a next shelf down type big, Haywood or foster, J Howard sure fransico elsen hey, McDyess welcome ..

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • I think the Nuggs can get a next shelf down type big, Haywood or foster, J Howard sure fransico elsen hey, McDyess welcome ..

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • I think the Nuggs can get a next shelf down type big, Haywood or foster, J Howard sure fransico elsen hey, McDyess welcome ..

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • I think the Nuggs can get a next shelf down type big, Haywood or foster, J Howard sure fransico elsen hey, McDyess welcome ..

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

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