from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An old French cloth measure, varying around the country, but at Paris equivalent to 0.95 of an English ell.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A French cloth measure, of different parts of the country (at Paris, 0.95 of an English ell); -- now superseded by the meter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A French cloth-measure, now superseded as a standard measure by the meter.
French. See alnage. (Wiktionary)