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[ohn] /oʊn/
an old French unit of measure for fabrics, equivalent to about 47 inches (119 cm).
Origin of aune
1700-10; < French; Old French aulne < Frankish *alina (cognate with Old High German elina, Old English eln). See ell2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Britton, i. 189, tells us that the aune contains two cubits and two thumbs (inches).

    Domesday Book and Beyond Frederic William Maitland
  • His letter to aune could not fail to be circulated through the army.

    Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
  • At aune we met two very handsome Norwegians, who were crossing the country on foot.

    Norway Beatrix Jungman
  • As for Perrault, he probably drew from a popular tradition his aune de Boudin.

    Popular Tales Charles Perrault
  • From aune we had a terrible drive over a road in the making.

    Norway Beatrix Jungman

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