What is ell?

  • (noun): An extension at the end and at right angles to the main building.

Ell

An ell (from Old Germanic *alinâ cognate with Latin "ulna"), is a unit of measurement, originally a cubit, i.e., approximating the length of a man's arm from the elbow ("elbow" means the bend or bow of the ell or arm) to the tip of the middle finger, or about 18 inches; in later usage, any of several longer units. In English-speaking countries, these included (until the 19th century) the Flemish ell ( of a yard), English ell ( yard) and French ell ( yard), some of which are thought to derive from a 'double ell'.

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Ell, Netherlands
... Ell (51°13′N 5°48′E / 51.217°N 5.8°E / 51.217 5.8) is a town in the Dutch province of Limburg ... In 2001, Ell had 1074 inhabitants ...
Church Of Colònia Güell
... The Church of Colònia Güell (Catalan Cripta de la Colònia Güell, ) is an unfinished work by Antoni Gaudí ... Colònia Güell was the brainchild of Count Eusebi de Güell ... However with Güell losing profits from his business, the money ran out and only the crypt was completed ...
Lindsay Ell - Early Life
... Lindsay Ell was born in Calgary ... who I am." Lindsay fell in love with the blues and Ell started songwriting at age 10 ... Ell was valedictorian for her class in high school, from which she graduated a year early ...
Adolphe - Plot Summary
... similar with the 32-year-old lover of the Comte de P***, a beautiful Polish refugee named Ellénore ... becomes anxious as he realises that he is sacrificing any potential future for the sake of Ellénore ... When he leaves the town of D***, Ellénore follows him, only to be expelled from his home town by Adolphe's father ...
Scottish Weights And Measures - Length
... ell The ell (Latin ulna) was the basic unit of length, equal to 37 inches ... The "Barony ell" of 42 inches was used as the basis for land measurement in the Four Towns area near Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire ... A fraudulent smaller inch of 1⁄42 of an ell is also recorded ...