ell

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ell an extension at the end and at right angles to the main building
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ell A measure for cloth; -- now rarely used. It is of different lengths in different countries; the English ell being 45 inches, the Dutch or Flemish ell 27, the Scotch about 37.
    • n Ell (Arch) See L.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ell A long measure, chiefly used for cloth. The English ell, not yet obsolete, is a yard and a quarter, or 45 inches. This unit seems to have been imported from France under the Tudors; and a statute of 1409 recognizes no difference between the ell (aune) and the yard (verge). The Scotch ell was 37 Scotch inches, or 37.0958 English inches. The so-called Flemish ell differed in different places, but averaged 27.4 English inches. Other well-ascertained ells were the following: ell of Austria, 30.676 English inches; of Bavaria, 32.702 inches; of Bremen, 22.773 inches; of Cassel, 22.424 inches; of France, 47.245 inches; of Poland, 22.650 inches; of Prussia, 26.259 inches; of Saxony, 22.257 inches; of Sweden, 23.378 inches. The ell of Holland is now the meter. See cubit, pik, endazeh, kut, braccio, khaleb.
    • n ell The name of the letter L, l. It is rarely so written, the symbol being used instead.
    • n ell An addition to or wing of a house which gives it the shape of the capital letter L.
    • n ell A pipe-connection changing the direction at right angles.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ell el a measure of length originally taken from the arm: a cloth measure equal to 1¼ yd
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. eln,; akin to D. el, elle, G. elle, OHG. elina, Icel. alin, Dan. alen, Sw. aln, Goth. alenia, L. ulna, elbow, ell, Gr. elbow. Cf. Elbow Alnage
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. eln; Dut. el, Ger. elle, L. ulna, Gr. ōlenē.

Usage

In literature:

Each shaft was an ell long.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 4 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
I've g-g-ot to t-t-t-ell you, J-J-Jane.
"A Certain Rich Man" by William Allen White
They infer your innocent little inch to be the standard-bearer of twenty ells, and goad you to frenzy.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume IV. (of X.)" by Various
Elle nous a emus, et elle en est morte.
"Shadows of the Stage" by William Winter
Cloth at twenty livres an ell!
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
What'ell's the matter with you?
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
I don't see how 'n 'ell it worked loose.
"The Quirt" by B.M. Bower
Give them an inch and they'll take an ell every time.
"Cicely and Other Stories" by Annie Fellows Johnston
Only seventy ells of linen, at eightpence an ell, are annually allowed for this great family.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part C. From Henry VII. to Mary" by David Hume
The admiral likewise proposed to bombard Koch elle; but this overture was over-ruled, for reasons which we need not mention.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
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In poetry:

Dochter Peggy sat on the kiln,
An' watch'd owre her faither's life,
For he had been at Both'ell brig,
An' joined in the bluidy strife.
"Ballad of The New Monkland Martyr" by Janet Hamilton
His legs were but a finger lang,
And thick and nimble was his knee;
Between his brows there was a span,
Between his shoulders ell-es three.
"The Little Wee Man" by Henry Morley
When the tanner he was in the king's sad-elle,
And his foot in the stirrup was;
He marvelled greatly in his mind,
Whether it were gold or brass.
"King Edward IV. And The Tanner Of Tamworth" by Henry Morley
"What will ye give more?" said the just-ice,
"And the knight shall make a release;
And ell-es dare I safely swear
Ye hold never your land in peace."
"Robin Hood" by Henry Morley
But when they came to Newcastle toun,
And were alighted at the wa,
They fand their tree three ells oer laigh,
They fand their stick baith short aid sma.
"Jock O The Side" by Andrew Lang
Seventy ells and four extended
On the grass the vessel's keel;
High above it, gilt and splendid,
Rose the figure-head ferocious
With its crest of steel.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XIII. -- The Building Of" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

ELLE.com gave three faux fringes and two hairstyles at the Bangs Bar a go.
Hearst Plans to Bring Back Elle Accessories.
Come fall, there will, again, be Elle Accessories.
Elle Fine Easter Bunny made of Spring snow in my neighborhood.
But I'm not Elle Zober.
Kate Moss, Erin Wasson, Elle Macpherson, and, most recently, Amber Valletta have all added "slash designer" to their job titles.
W ell folks, I'm back as proud survivor of Vegas.
"Perfectly Imperfect " is the highly anticipated debut album from Elle Varner, and you can hear the entire project here.
Click on the song titles below to hear each track, and be sure to show your support for Elle Varner by ordering "Perfectly Imperfect " right here.
Elle Varner's album Perfectly Imperfect is already making a HUGE impact, and it's not even physically for sale yet.
"When it comes to family and relationships, I'm quite traditional," the star, 40, tells the February issue of Elle magazine.
Aniston classes up the red carpet at an Elle magazine event in Beverly Hills.
Elle-jé Freeheart is a self-made woman.
W ell, we have our Bistro Itinerary set and as we have been saying it is pretty ambitious, but we are ready to take a shot.
Jeanne Beker Johnson 's wedge boots were $72.50 at Addition Elle.
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In science:

ZEL, ELL, and for the two ansatze presented in §3.1; details of the calculations are reported by Monaco (1995).
The Cosmological Mass Function
Fig. 4.2 shows the ELL prediction, in comparison with the second ans¨atz, Eq. (3.9) (with ǫ = 0.2), the canonical PS curve (without the fudge factor 2, as before) and a PS curve with δc=1.5, representative of the typical outcome of N-body simulations (and then with the factor 2; see §2.2).
The Cosmological Mass Function
In particular, the ELL curve is quite similar to the PS 1.5 curve.
The Cosmological Mass Function
As a technical remark, this ELL curve has been computed by using the full bc curves found in §3.2; in Monaco (1995) only the overdense curve was considered, and the ZEL behavior was forced at large x and y values.
The Cosmological Mass Function
As expected, the 3RD curve is similar to the ELL one at large and intermediate masses, but has a different slope at small masses, where the dynamical predictions are considered not robust.
The Cosmological Mass Function
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