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Auncel

AUNCEL (from the Anglo-Fr. auncelle, a confused derivation from l'auncelle, Ital. lancella, a little balance), a balance formerly used in England; now, in dialectical use, a term for the weighing of meat by hand instead of by scales.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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