Aulnage

Orig. the process of measuring by the *ell; this came to refer both to the measuring and inspection of cloth, and also the fee paid for that service. Aulnage accounts were made up for all home-produced cloth from the 13c to the 14c. These were made by the crown for taxation purposes: the wool industry, being so large, was at the centre of the English economy and crucial to royal revenues. These accounts provide a broad, if not precise, picture of the fortunes and fluctuations of the English sheep industry: before the mid-14c healthy and expanding; after the *Black Death in decline and stagnating. The Latin term was alnagium. [< OldFr. alner = to measure by the *ell.]

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  • aulnage — Aulnage, m. penac. est tantost l action de mesurer. Mensura, comme L aulnage en est mal aisé. Mensuratio difficilis est. et tantost la quantité et droicture du mesurage, c est à dire la mesure mesme, comme, faites bon aulnage. c. faites bonne… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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

  • aulnage — aulnage, aulnager variant spellings of ↑alnage, ↑alnager …   Useful english dictionary

  • aulnage — ⇒AUNAGE2, AULNAGE, subst. masc. Région. (Anjou, Canada). Aunaie ou aulnaie : • À l eau déjà haute qui noyait la commune, hormis la pointe et quelques levées de terre en saillie çà et là, bientôt vinrent s ajouter les eaux des lacs. Puis la fumée… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • aulnage — See alnager …   Black's law dictionary

  • aulnage — Same as alnage …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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

  • aulnager — aulnage, aulnager variant spellings of ↑alnage, ↑alnager …   Useful english dictionary

  • aulnageaulnager — aulnage, aulnager variant spellings of alnage, alnager …   Useful english dictionary

  • poulce — Poulce, m. penac. De sa primeraine signification est le premier et plus puissant doigt de la main, Pollex, qui vient de Polleo, signifiant autant que je puis et vauls. Il se prend aussi pour la mesure traversaine en largeur dudit doigt, Vncia.… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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