Alost



a city in central Belgium, NW of Brussels.
Historical Examples

Gunther asked; and was told, Master Hugh, a merchant of Alost, he and his servants.
The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay Maurice Hewlett

They had flown as far as Ninove and Alost, but found the country there clear.
The War in the Air; Vol. 1 Walter Raleigh.

These constituted a correspondence between Sancho d’Avila with the heads of the mutiny at Alost, and many other places.
The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume III.(of III) 1574-84 John Lothrop Motley

They are pouring in by all the roads from Alost and Termonde.
A Journal of Impressions in Belgium May Sinclair

For at Alost she was under the Commandant’s wing (young Haynes hasn’t got any wings, only legs to walk into the line of fire on).
A Journal of Impressions in Belgium May Sinclair

They said that they were going to make the people of Alost pay for the losses sustained by the Germans.
New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 3, June, 1915 Various

Alost, at a sign from him, started off westward through the woods.
The Moonlit Way Robert W. Chambers

Similar outrages occurred at Erpe, a village a few miles from Alost, about the same date.
New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 3, June, 1915 Various

But the temptation that assailed him at Alost and Termonde was not to be measured by anybody who was not there.
A Journal of Impressions in Belgium May Sinclair

Civilians were apparently used as a screen at Erpe, but they were prisoners taken from Alost and not dwellers in that village.
New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 3, June, 1915 Various

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

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