from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southwest Illinois on bluffs of the Mississippi River north of St. Louis, Missouri. Lewis and Clark spent the winter of 1803-1804 just south of the site. Population: 29,300.

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  • proper n. A city in Hampshire, the United Kingdom.
  • proper n. Any of various cities and towns in the United States.


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From Old English aewell ("river source") + tun ("settlement")


  • The Congressman avoids paying personal property taxes on his 42-foot yacht by docking it in Alton, Illinois instead of his hometown.

    “My name is RUSS CARNAHAN, Congressman!” | RedState

  • In my weird synchronicity for the day, I had fresh lavash wrapped around greek cheese and baked for dinner, and now Alton is making ... you guessed it.

    rave on, it's a crazy feeling

  • Isn't it better to just stir the liquid with the dry instead of the ribboning in Alton's recipe .. way less deflation!

    The Cake Slice presents: Triple Lemon Chiffon Cake

  • Clarissa Gaff, a staff attorney with the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation in Alton, Ill., told HuffPost that her clients, Allen and Mary Pierson, became delinquent on their mortgage because of an extended HAMP trial modification that started in the spring of 2009.

    Treasury Department Says HAMP Doesn't Put People Into Default

  • I found it in Alton Brown's I'm Just Here For More Food, a book I have owned for a while but have been trying to utilize more ever since I discovered that the #10 chocolate chip cookies contained within are really good.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • (Why, incidentally, does Henley tell us that Alton is a father of four if not to say "look at these Catholics and all the children they have"?)

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Piggy and Tazzy: You should have eaten currywurst before that roller coaster ride in Alton Towers.


  • Though the sugar for the sauce did something that I'm pretty certain Alton Brown said it shouldn't do.

    December 28th, 2006

  • Samantha in Alton, WVMen don't cringe at a baptism.

    Archive 2005-12-01

  • Our fair at Alton is next Saturday, which is also Mary Jane's [2] birthday, and you would be thought an addition on such a great day.

    Jane Austen: Her Homes and Her Friends


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