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ELL. A measure of length. In old English the word signifies arm, which sense it still retains in the word elbow. Nature has no standard of measure. The cubit, the ell, the span, palm, hand, finger, (being taken from the individual who uses them) varies. So of the foot, pace, mile, or mille passuum. See Report on Weights and Measures, by the Secretary of State of the United. States, Feb. 22, 1821; Fathom.

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He wanted to know if I could give him an objective analysis of the debate between Governor Bush and his Democratic opponent," Aune reminisces with a rueful laugh.
Aune (1994) turns to Gramsci's notion of hegemony within a narrative about the problem of mediation in Marxism after Marx (pp.
Hendricks is known for its many rhododendrons, Aune pointed out at the start of the tour.
After noon, actor and pilot Patrick Swayze called Aune from London to wish him a fine farewell.
Although Aune never wrote about it explicitly, I believe that the concept of technocracy is key to understanding both Aune's nuanced analysis of economic issues, as well as his advocacy for materialist Marxism and against poststructuralism.
Aune was a member of the First Congregational Church in Westminster, the Westminster Friendship Club and the Gardner Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star.
OK, short final,'' Aune told the pilot in a calm yet earnest radio voice from the VNY control tower.
Aune would have been interested in such a study, even if he was too modest to want his own work to be featured in it.
An employee on the Eugene Parks and Open Spacelandscape crew, Aune is one of a handful of workers trying out a new bike-and-trailer rig the city recently purchased.
His mom, along with Matt's dad, Brian Aune, have helped him get the music out - and onto paper - by finding him the best teachers and driving him to piano lessons twice a week.
When confronted with this task, we might take comfort in a text that Aune regularly circulated, his "Prayer for the First Day of Class.
Janice Aune further bolsters the RLX board of directors as its newest member with her extensive experience in building and managing telecommunications and data communications organizations during her 30-year career at US West (now Qwest).