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[French a-lawst]
  1. a city in central Belgium, NW of Brussels.
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Flemish Aalst.
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Examples from the Web for alost

Historical Examples

  • They had flown as far as Ninove and Alost, but found the country there clear.

    The War in the Air; Vol. 1

    Walter Raleigh.

  • Alost, at a sign from him, started off westward through the woods.

    The Moonlit Way

    Robert W. Chambers

  • They are pouring in by all the roads from Alost and Termonde.

  • Looking for shells at Alost, you understand, was like looking for shells on the seashore.

  • They said that they were going to make the people of Alost pay for the losses sustained by the Germans.

British Dictionary definitions for alost


  1. a town in central Belgium, in East Flanders province. Pop: 76 852 (2004 est)Flemish name: Aalst
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