from The Century Dictionary.
- noun See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Prov. Eng. A shoemaker's awl.
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- noun UK, dialect A
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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, alansa, from Proto-Germanic *ali-sn, Proto-Germanic *ala-sn, or from an unrecorded OE form.
Consider as perhaps indicative that there was no big pre-primary ‘fire up the troops’ rally for Clinton in Baltimore or College Park, Fredrick or anywhere elsin MD.