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Definition of "aune" []

  • 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.,"