Asti



a city in the Piedmont region of Italy, S of Turin: center of wine-producing region.
Contemporary Examples

The Acid Survivors Trust International (Asti) estimates there are approximately 1,500 acid attacks a year globally.
Oscar-Winning ‘Saving Face’ Directors’ Battle to End Horror of Acid Attacks Shakthi Jothianandan March 7, 2012

Historical Examples

But in the richness and softness which was trading Memphir, empire of empires, Asti found no place.
The Gifts of Asti Andre Alice Norton

Asti, take men with you, and go search the room where Merytra slept.
Morning Star H. Rider Haggard

In 1853, in the neighbourhood of Asti, a priest who was struck while dining remained in his place.
Thunder and Lightning Camille Flammarion

So Asti ate and drank as Tua had done, and when she had finished and was satisfied, behold!
Morning Star H. Rider Haggard

“Your Majesty has done strange things to-night,” said Asti in her quiet voice.
Morning Star H. Rider Haggard

And as for Asti, I sent her to Cyprus to fetch a scent they make there and nowhere else.
Morning Star H. Rider Haggard

“If ever men had wisdom to produce this—it was not of Asti’s giving,” she edged away from the glare.
The Gifts of Asti Andre Alice Norton

It was still, so still that she was sure it must be dead, yet she knew that this was Asti.
Morning Star H. Rider Haggard

But Asti only threw more wood upon the fire and waited, thinking that the flame would frighten them away.
Morning Star H. Rider Haggard

noun
a town in NW Italy: famous for its sparkling wine (Asti spumante (spuːˈmæntɪ)). Pop: 71 276 (2001)
noun

See Asti Spumante

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