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The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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  • asta Langen had taken the stopper from the bottle in her pocket, so as to leave a trail of odour behind her.

    The Case of The Pocket Diary Found in the Snow Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner
  • The practice is recalled in the modern Italian term for 'auction', uendita all'asta.

  • Then asta brought her youngest son, called Harald, who was three years old, to him.

    Heimskringla Snorri Sturlason
  • Little Lorentz gave her his horse as a keepsake, and asta gave her youngest doll.

    The Great Hunger Johan Bojer
  • When the consultation had proceeded so far, asta took up the word.

    Heimskringla Snorri Sturlason
  • But we had still one little girl left, little asta, who was just five.

    The Great Hunger Johan Bojer
  • He rises from the Udaya or Sun-rise hill and sets behind the asta or sun-set hill.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2 Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
  • But asta Grundtvig paid no attention to the scandal mongers.

    Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark Jens Christian Aaberg
  • It is told that when King Olaf was on his visit to his mother asta, she brought out her children, and showed them to him.

    Heimskringla Snorri Sturlason
  • Yes; you must remember that I am responsible for asta—for her life's happiness.

    Little Eyolf Henrik Ibsen

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