Auncel
Auncel Aun"cel, n. A rude balance for weighing, and a kind of weight, formerly used in England. --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

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  • Auncel — An auncel (from the Anglo Fr. auncelle , a confused derivation from l auncelle , Ital. lancella , a little balance ), is a balance formerly used in England; now, in dialectical use, a term for the weighing of meat by hand instead of by… …   Wikipedia

  • auncel — ansel, ansul, or auncel /onsal/ In old English law, an ancient mode of weighing by hanging scales or hooks at either end of a beam or staff, which, being lifted with one s finger or hand by the middle, showed the equality or difference between… …   Black's law dictionary

  • auncel — ansel, ansul, or auncel /onsal/ In old English law, an ancient mode of weighing by hanging scales or hooks at either end of a beam or staff, which, being lifted with one s finger or hand by the middle, showed the equality or difference between… …   Black's law dictionary

  • auncel — aun·cel …   English syllables

  • auncel — ˈȯnsəl, ˈä noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French auncelle, perhaps alteration (resulting from incorrect division into definite article l + noun) of (assumed) Old French lancelle, from Old Italian lancella small balance, from… …   Useful english dictionary

  • auncel weight — Weighing with a balance or steelyard …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • weights of auncel — See auncel weight …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • ansel — ansel, ansul, or auncel /onsal/ In old English law, an ancient mode of weighing by hanging scales or hooks at either end of a beam or staff, which, being lifted with one s finger or hand by the middle, showed the equality or difference between… …   Black's law dictionary

  • ansul — ansel, ansul, or auncel /onsal/ In old English law, an ancient mode of weighing by hanging scales or hooks at either end of a beam or staff, which, being lifted with one s finger or hand by the middle, showed the equality or difference between… …   Black's law dictionary

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