An old French cloth measure, varying around the country, but at Paris equivalent to 0.95 of an English ell.(noun)
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Use "aune" in a sentence
"When describing the interior of Formosans 'dwellings, he wrote that they were furnished primarily with "small, flat trunks, about two feet [demi-aune] long, which are filled with Indian-style clothing, which they exchange for deerskins and venison.""
"Je vie des visages long comme un aune, change de couleur vingt fois pendant que je parlois."
"I have only to add then that Mr. Cairnes has taken charge of 15. aunes of black lace for you at 9 livres the aune, purchased by Petit and therefore I hope better purchased than some things have been for you; and that I am with sincere esteem Dear Madam your affectionate humble servt.,"