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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  L  \L\  ([e^]l),  n. 
  1.  An  extension  at  right  angles  to  the  length  of  a  main 
  building,  giving  to  the  ground  plan  a  form  resembling  the 
  letter  L;  sometimes  less  properly  applied  to  a  narrower, 
  or  lower,  extension  in  the  direction  of  the  length  of  the 
  main  building;  a  wing.  [Written  also  {ell}.] 
 
  2.  (Mech.)  A  short  right-angled  pipe  fitting,  used  in 
  connecting  two  pipes  at  right  angles.  [Written  also 
  {ell}.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ell  \Ell\,  n.  [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}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ell  \Ell\,  n.  (Arch.) 
  See  {L}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ell 
  n  1:  an  extension  at  the  end  and  at  right  angles  to  the  main 
  building 
  2:  the  letter  L 




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