American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of west-central Belgium west-northwest of Brussels. It was the capital of Austrian Flanders in the 18th century. Population: 77,800.
- n. a town in central Belgium
“Maarten Van Aalst, the lead climate specialist at the International Red Cross, said in an interview that stakeholders will need to scale up mitigating measures alongside deep cuts in greenhouse emissions "if countries and communities are to avoid the worst disasters in a changing climate.”
“I can't think of a single person (in Belgium) who is not pleased with our (health-care) system," said Rik D'hiet from Aalst, Belgium, who was visiting the United States with his wife and two children last week.”
“The first, a needle lace, is still manufactured in the region of Aalst.”
“Zierikzee on June 29, the Spanish army turned to Aalst, quartered the soldiers on the inhabitants, and forced the loyal city to pay the full costs of their maintenance.”
“Under their own "eletto" they marched to Aalst, where they were joined by other mutineers, and soon a large force was collected together, who lived by plunder and were a terror to the country.”
“The citizens, among them Adam, learned this fact with rage and terror, but the mutineers of Aalst had not yet collie.”
“In Aalst the mutineers received him with eager joy, harsh and repellent as he appeared, they cheerfully obeyed him; for he could hold out to them”
“The next morning the mutineers from Aalst sought their fallen leader; but he had disappeared, and the legend now became wide-spread among them, that the Prince of Evil had carried”
“The sun was setting behind pleasant Aalst as he approached, and the sky looked as if it was strewn with roses.”
“He knows that you are Navarrete, the Eletto of Herenthals, the conqueror of Aalst, and therefore ....”
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