Which raises the question: Just what is els up to, playing with the DNA of toxic organisms?
He had been with els a long time, giving a report as frankly as ever.
els thought she knew why, and made no answer to the unjust charge.
Tyme past els is of a thing now past, quhilk we cal perfectlie past; as, I have written.
els resolved not to utter a word about the Swiss unless compelled to do so.
What then would become of father and mother, dear els, and the little ones?
What was his els doing at this hour among these gentlemen, all of whom were strangers?
She did not tell me this herself, probably because els, to whom she mentioned it, discouraged her in such a search.
But the countess knew who had frustrated her intervention in behalf of els.
els has also taught the little creature to kiss her hand to a picture they have of me, and call it Cousin Eva.
American English abbreviation of elevated railroad, first recorded 1906 in O. Henry.
"unit of measure of 45 inches," Old English eln, originally "forearm, length of the arm" (as a measure, anywhere from a foot and a half to two feet), from PIE *el- (1) "elbow, forearm" (cf. Greek olene "elbow," Latin ulna, Armenian uln "shoulder," Sanskrit anih "part of the leg above the knee," Lithuanian alkune "elbow").
The exact distance varied, depending on whose arm was used as the base and whether it was measured from the shoulder to the fingertip or the wrist: the Scottish ell was 37.2 inches, the Flemish 27 inches. Latin ulna also was a unit of linear measure, and cf. cubit.
Whereas shee tooke an inche of liberty before, tooke an ell afterwardes [Humfrey Gifford, "A Posie of Gilloflowers," 1580].
type of building extension, 1773, American English; so called for resemblance to the shape of the alphabet letter.