Alnage
Alnage Al"nage ([a^]l"n[asl]j), n., [OF. alnage, aulnage, F. aunage, fr. OF. alne ell, of Ger. origin: cf. OHG. elina, Goth. aleina, cubit. See {Ell}.] (O. Eng. Law) Measurement (of cloth) by the ell; also, a duty for such measurement. [1913 Webster]

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  • Alnage — Alnage, or aulnage (from Fr. aune , ell) is the official supervision of the shape and quality of manufactured woollen cloth.It was first ordered in the reign of Richard I that woollen cloths, wherever they are made, shall be of the same width, to …   Wikipedia

  • Alnage — Al|nage [ ælnidʒ, ɔ:l...] das; s <aus gleichbed. engl. alnage> die früher übliche (amtliche Tuch)messung nach Ellen …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Alnage — See Aulnage …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • alnage — Ell measure; a duty on woolen cloth …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • alnage — noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English aulnage, from Middle French, from aulner to measure by the ell (from aulne ell, of Germanic origin, akin to Old High German elina ell) + age more at ell old English law : measurement of cloth by the ell… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ulnage — Ul nage, n. [See {Ulna}, and cf. {Alnage}.] (Old Eng. Law) Measurement by the ell; alnage. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Textile manufacturing terminology — The manufacture of textiles is one of the oldest of human technologies. In order to make textiles, the first requirement is a source of fibre from which a yarn can be made, primarily by spinning. (Both fibre and fiber are used in this article.)… …   Wikipedia

  • Glossary of textile manufacturing — For terms specifically related to sewing, see Glossary of sewing terms. For terms specifically related to dyeing, see Glossary of dyeing terms. The manufacture of textiles is one of the oldest of human technologies. To make textiles, the first… …   Wikipedia

  • Alnager — Al na*ger, n. [See {Alnage}.] A measure by the ell; formerly a sworn officer in England, whose duty was to inspect and measure woolen cloth, and fix upon it a seal. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aulnage — Aul nage, Aulnager Aul na*ger, n. See {Alnage} and {Alnager}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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