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Name Term description
Name Earl Term description

Title of nobleman, above viscount and below marquis

Name Easle tooth Term description

Molar

Name Edict Term description

A legally authoritative proclamation made in a public place summoning persons to appear (compear) before the courts.

Name Eebrier Term description

Eyebrow

Name Eewinker Term description

Eyelash

Name Eik Term description

An addition or supplement to a deed.

Name Eldar Term description

Older of two

Name Eldder Term description

Older of two

Name Elde Term description

Older of two

Name Elder Term description

Older of two

Name Elderman Term description

Burgh magistrate or councillor, alderman

Name Eldest Term description

Older of two

Name Electuar Term description

Elixir, medicinal syrup

Name Elemosinar/elimozinar Term description

Almoner: one in charge of distrubuting charitable funds on behalf of the church.

Name Elic/eleak Term description

Iliac, intestinal

Name Ell Term description

1. A unit of distance. One ell was equal to 3 and 1/12 feet. Scots measurements of distance were slightly larger than the analogous Imperial measurements. 2. A unit of square measure, slightly larger than an Imperial yard.

For more information, see our guide to weights and measures.

Name Elser Term description

Older of two

Name Embroiderer Term description

One who stitches patterns on to cloth or leather

Name Engine-keeper Term description

One who looks after an engine

Name Engineer Term description

One who designs bridges and roads, or one who builds engines

Name Englishman Term description

Man from England

Name Engraver Term description

One who cuts patterns on to metal or glass

Name Ensign Term description

Lowest commissioned officer of foot

Name Entail Term description

 [See also 'tailzie'] A deed by which the legal course of succession to lands can be altered and another one substituted, or by which the descent of the lands can be secured to a specified succession of heirs and substitutes.

Name Entres Term description

Interest