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13th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English anlas, anelas, from Old French alenaz, alesnaz, augmentative of alesne awl, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German alasna, alansa awl, from āla
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“Anlace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anlace. Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.
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