Webster 1913 Edition
A French cloth measure, of different parts of the country (at Paris, 0.95 of an English ell); – now superseded by the meter.
Webster 1828 Edition
A French cloth measure, but of different lengths in different parts of the country. At Rouen, it is an Eng. ell; at Calais, 1.52; at Lyons, 1.061; at Paris, 0.95.