Sentence Examples

  • = the foot of the Scotch or English cloth ell of 37.06 in., or 3 x 12.353.
  • Arnold-Forster, The Coming of the Kilogram, 1898), as the foot, palm, hand, digit, nail, pace, ell (ulna), &c. It seems probable, therefore, that a royal cubit may have been derived from some kingly stature, and its length perpetuated in the ancient buildings of Egypt, as the Great Pyramid, &c.
  • Ell, abolished in 1439.
  • Ell (cloth measure), abolished after 1553; known later as the Scotch ell = 37.06.
  • Cloth ell of 45 in., used till 1600.