Thursday, October 20, 2005

Your Elbow.

"A measurement of length frequently used by Leonardo is the braccio. The word means 'arm', and is thus equivalent to the old English ell (no longer in use as a measure but still heard in 'elbow', which is where your ell bows.)"

Charles Nicholl in Leonardo da Vinci, Flights of the Mind, a biography I started today.

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