1) An obsolete variant of ‘ell’, that is a measure of length, usually 45 inches in England.

1504 Item ij elne of wyrstyt vs, York

1549 I bequeathe vnto Richarde Thakworthe an elne of worsett, Wakefield

1589 the owtshotte ... sixtiene Ellnes in lengthe, Huddersfield.

dates 1504 1549 1589

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