Alban

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Alban (Chem) A white crystalline resinous substance extracted from gutta-percha by the action of alcohol or ether.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In a stroke of irony, the maximum security prison in St. Albans, Vermont, was responsible in 1996 for sending out public relations brochures enticing tourists to visit Vermont.
    • n alban A white resinous substance extracted from gutta-percha by alcohol or ether.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. albus, white

Usage

In literature:

There is an example at the church of St. Alban, Wood Street, Cheapside.
"Notes and Queries, Number 195, July 23, 1853" by Various
Jasper Rand, St. Albans.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
Saint Alban's caught That cry, and northward echoed.
"Legends of the Saxon Saints" by Aubrey de Vere
Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam, Viscount St. Albans, commonly called Lord Bacon, is generally so called.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
ST. ALBANS, Vt., Jan. 10, 1884.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 4, January 26, 1884" by Various
At Alban's Hall, he answered, with his old bedfellow, Fitzjames.
"History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II." by James Anthony Froude
What's the neuws from Alban-y?
"The Strollers" by Frederic S. Isham
St. Alban Hall, built about 1230, adjoins Merton, and is a Gothic structure with a curious old bell-tower.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
The freehold of Cincinnatus, the Sabine farm, stood in the now desolate plain at the foot of the Alban Mount.
"Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 365, March, 1846" by Various
Secondly, we will remove the Alban mount, and put a large dust-heap in its stead.
"Modern Painters Volume I (of V)" by John Ruskin
Later on the St Albans Raid intensified the bitter feelings between Great Britain and the United States.
"The Fathers of Confederation" by A. H. U. Colquhoun
He and Touvrey joined Nelson at St Albans, on the west side of Lake Champlain.
"The 'Patriotes' of '37" by Alfred D. Decelles
At St. Albans a successful "rally" with Mrs. Marian Booth Kelly as speaker was held.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
Francis Bacon was Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, and Lord High Chancellor of England.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
Two summers came, and fled again before the chill winds which blew from the Alban hills.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
John Dymoke, Rector of Scrivelsby, and Chaplain to his grace the Duke of St. Albans.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
As a matter of fact, it is not the original of "Bleak House" at all, that particular edifice being situate in Hertfordshire, near St. Albans.
"Dickens' London" by Francis Miltoun
Reredos at St. Alban's, 249, 347; of Vintners' Company, 251.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
Somewhere between Barnet and St. Albans they met, and returned to town together in the Chancellor's job coach.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
But the priest was hotly searched for, and information was given that he was hidden in Alban's house.
"Sketches of Church History" by James Craigie Robertson
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In poetry:

Through the sleeping town St. Peter passed
To the wide Campagna plain;
In the starry light of the Alban night
He drew free breath again:
"The Vision Of St. Peter" by John Hay
Phyllis, I've a keg of fine fermented grape juice,
Alban wine that's been nine years in the cellar.
Ivy chaplets? Sure. Also, in the garden,
Plenty of parsley.
"R.S.V.P." by Franklin Pierce Adams
St Albans with wrinkles and smiles in his face,
Whose kindness to strangers becomes his high place,
In his coach and six horses is gone to Bergo
To take the fresh air with Signior Dildo.
"Signior Dildo" by Lord John Wilmot
Sweet Phyllis, I have here a jar of old and precious wine,
The years which mark its coming from the Alban hills are nine,
And in the garden parsley, too, for wreathing garlands fair,
And ivy in profusion to bind up your shining hair.
"To Phyllis" by Roswell Martin Field

In news:

"Even our students recognize that need," Alban said.
Albans man catches state record blue catfish .
SOUTH CHARLESTON (AP) — A St Albans angler has broken the record for the largest blue catfish caught in West Virginia.
Q&A: Cellist Alban Gerhardt Brings Classical Music to the People.
Soon after he became store operations manager at the St Albans Cooperative Creamery 11 years ago, administrators and directors sparked talks about a larger, bigger store for him to run.
Yilmar Chaverra Moreno, 18, of Colombia, sits in the Recknagel family's living room in St Albans.
The State Highway Patrol is investigating the collision between a car and a tractor-trailer that happened at about 5 am on Rt 37 in St Albans Township, according to a dispatcher .
The Energizer battery and flashlight plant in St Albans will close by September, according to company officials, costing about 165 people their jobs.
John Leech, Priest and Rector St Alban's Episcopal Church Nov 23, 2012.
Stream Port of St Albans above, or download both tunes for free over at Financier 's Bandcamp page.
0Friday's Weather Sketcher was drawn by Gracie Garcia, a student at St Alban's.
He performs in an evening of free music starting at 8 pm Saturday at Grumpy 's Waterfront Grille, 5930 MacCorkle Ave, St Albans.
Three-year-old Colten Fleming, right, of St Albans show his mother the two candy canes he got from Santa Claus after sitting on his lap with his sister, Delaina, at the Christmas Fair at Nitro High School Saturday.
Fresh off a tour of New England with Travis Tritt, the 24-year-old performs Saturday night at the St Albans Riverfest.
St Albans Roadside Park, along US Route 60.
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In science:

Albans School in Washington, D.C., –. One text that makes the distinction clear is Enderton [, §., pp. -].
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