elance

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See also: élancé and élance

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French élancer (Old French eslancier), from es- (Latin ex) + French lancer (to dart, throw), from lance.

Verb[edit]

elance (third-person singular simple present elances, present participle elancing, simple past and past participle elanced)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To throw like a lance; to hurl.
    • Prior
      While thy unerring hand elanced [] a dart

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