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Illustrations of Universal Progress: A Series of Discussions - Page 164
by Herbert Spencer - 1867 - 451 pages
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 1

Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1807
...inform us, that a new standard of longitudinal measure was ascertained by king Henry the first ; who commanded that the ulna or ancient ell, which answers...should be made of the exact length of his own arm. And, one standard of measures of length being gained, all others are easily derived from thence ; those...
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American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of ..., Volume 12

William Nicholson - Science - 1821
...ancient historians inform us, that a new standard of length was fixed by our king Henry the First ; who commanded that the ulna, or ancient ell, which answers...should be made of the exact length of his own arm. See MEASURE. The standard of weights was originally taken from grains or corns of wheat, whence our...
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British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ..., Volume 12

William Nicholson - Science - 1821
...ancient historians inform us, that a new standard of length was fixed by our king Henry the First; who commanded that the ulna, or ancient ell, which answers...should be made of the exact length of his own arm. See MIASCKK. The standard of weights was originally taken from grains or corns of wheat, whence our...
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A treatise on the laws of commerce and manufactures, and the ..., Volume 2

Joseph Chitty, Great Britain - Commercial law - 1824
...inform us, that a new standard of longitudinal measure was ascertained by king Henry the first, who commanded that the ulna or ancient ell, which answers...should be made of the exact length of his own arm (2). And one standard of measures of length being gained, all others are easily derived from thence,...
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The Law-dictionary, Explaining the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the ...

Sir Thomas Edlyne Tomlins, Thomas Colpitts Granger - Law - 1835
...inform us, that a new standard of longitudinal measure was ascertained by King Henry the First, who ath or engagement purporting or intended to bind the...to engage in any mutinous or seditious purpose ; And one standard of measures of length being gained, all others are easily derived from thence ; those...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books; with an ..., Volume 1

Sir William Blackstone, Edward Christian, Joseph Chitty, Thomas Lee, John Eykyn Hovenden, Archer Ryland - Great Britain - 1838
...inform us, that a new standard of longitudinal measure was ascertained by King Henry the First, who commanded that the ulna, or ancient ell, which answers...should be made of the exact length of his own arm. And, one standard of measures of length being gained, all others are easily derived from thence ; those...
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A collection of arithmetical tables

James Ferguson (schoolmaster.) - 1840
...of one hand to that of the other, the arms oppositely extended. It is stated that Henry I. in 1101 commanded that the Ulna or ancient ell which answers to the modern yard should be made the length of his arm .- and that the other measures of length were hence derived, whether lineal,...
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Music - 1852
...of one hand to that of the other, the arms oppositely extended. It is stated that Henry I., in 1101, commanded that the Ulna or ancient ell, which answers to the modern yard, should be made the length of his arm ; and that the other measures of length were hence derived, whether lineal, superficial,...
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Notes & Queries, Volume 9

William White - Questions and answers - 1854
...99., who inform us, that a new standard of longitudinal measure was ascertained by Henry I., who commanded that the ulna, or ancient ell, which answers...should be made of the exact length of his own arm.] Elstob, Elizabeth. Can any of yonr numerous correspondents state where that celebrated Saxon linguist,...
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The science of arithmetic, by J. Cornwell and J.G. Fitch

James Cornwell - History - 1855
...well grown barley give little more tlmn of a loot. t William of Malmesbury states positively that Henry I. commanded that the ulna, or ancient ell,...answers to the modern yard, should be made of the It-nk'th of his own arm. Rut this is the only authority (and not a very trustworthy one) for the fact....
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