What does the word ell mean?

Usage examples for ell

  1. The interior of the house was one large room; and a smaller room, like an ell, at the back. – Marjorie's Vacation by Carolyn Wells
  2. No one can relegate with justice the status of Indian architecture to a lower place when the Orapaks Treasure House of Powhatan had a larger floor area than that of the greatest mansion of all Virginia in the seventeenth century- Sir William Berkeley's home, " The Green Spring," near Jamestown- which is shown in our diagram without the " ell" addition. – Virginia Architecture in the Seventeenth Century by Henry Chandlee Forman
  3. Certainly not, according to his own admission; and yet he maintains, page 33, that productive services have not varied if they receive the same quantity of a commodity, notwithstanding the cost of production of that commodity may have fallen from 40 to 30 francs per ell. – Letters of David Ricardo to Thomas Robert Malthus, 1810-1823 by David Ricardo