clothyard


clothyard
   , clothier's yard
   an alternate name for the ell. The English ell is 45 inches (1.143 meters), but the "clothyard arrows" used with longbows in late medieval times were closer in length to the 37-inch Scottish ell.

Dictionary of units of measurement. 2015.

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