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

  • A municipal borough of southeast England northwest of London. It was founded as an abbey town in 793 on the site of the Roman settlement of Verulamium. Population: 82,400.


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  • After a while I recognized the familiar way to Saint Albans.

    Bleak House

  • Province say the Saint Albans prison hostage drama has ended.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • At Sopwell Priory by Saint Albans a devout woman may live a life of holiness and service short of the veil, through the charity of Prior Geoffrey.

    An Excellent Mystery

  • Henceforward, the finest work came from what we should call the contemporary historians, in - cluding in England the monks of Saint Albans, espe - cially Roger of Wendover and Matthew Paris who wrote on a very considerable scale.


  • Roger de Northone, the twenty-fourth abbot of Saint Albans, gave "many valuable and choice books to the monastery," and among them the commentaries of Raymond, Godfrey, and Bernard, and a book containing the works and discourses of Seneca.

    Bibliomania in the Middle Ages

  • The king was of opinion that those who had attacked her had ill-concerted their measures; for he thought it unnatural that she should neither be tempted by promises, nor gained by importunity: she, especially, who in all probability had not imbibed such severe precepts from the prudence of her mother, who had never tasted any thing more delicious than the plums and apricots of Saint Albans.

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  • He is the Duke of Saint Albans, whom I have begged to pay you a visit, as much in his own interests as in yours.

    Ninon de L'Enclos the Celebrated Beauty of the 17th Century

  • I was pointing out to him that the Chronicle had been written partly by the monks of Saint Albans and afterwards by those of Peterborough, but the fellow sprang suddenly over a gate and disappeared.

    Danger! and Other Stories

  • Thou mayst tell the good Queen that I will leave this place without delay, and will let the landlord think that we are going to Saint Albans; but when we are upon the highroad again, I will go one way through the country and will send my men the other, so that if one falleth into the King's hands the others may haply escape.

    The Adventures of Robin Hood

  • When he heard that Robin Hood had once more slipped out of the trap, he stayed not a minute, but, gathering his bands together, he pushed forward to the northward with speed, leaving orders for all the troops that came to Saint Albans to follow after him without tarrying.

    The Adventures of Robin Hood


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