• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Astone To stun; to astonish; to stupefy.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Astonish


In literature:

She had gone to a small second-rate hotel in the Aston Road.
"The Observations of Henry" by Jerome K. Jerome
He was on very intimate terms of friendship with Lord Brougham, who frequently visited him at Aston.
"Personal Recollections of Birmingham and Birmingham Men" by E. Edwards
Chased from their ground by Wilmot and Sir Arthur Aston, they also took to flight.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part E. From Charles I. to Cromwell" by David Hume
Aston, was locomotive superintendent, {133} a large stride forward was taken in this department.
"The Story of the Cambrian" by C. P. Gasquoine
By Sir Aston Cokayne.
"The Ship of Fools, Volume 1" by Sebastian Brandt
Before Mr. Justice Aston, March 1777.
"The Trial of Charles Random de Berenger, Sir Thomas Cochrane," by William Brodie Gurney
An author has the following notice respecting sir Roger Aston, frequently the bearer of these curious epistles.
"Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth" by Lucy Aikin
As in the Japanese pictures mentioned by Aston, a human head is seen emerging from the creature's throat.
"The Evolution of the Dragon" by G. Elliot Smith
By WILLIAM GEORGE ASTON, C.M.G., M.A., late Acting Secretary at the British Legation at Tokio.
"In the Forbidden Land" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Cokaine, Sir Aston, 233.
"Shakespearean Playhouses" by Joseph Quincy Adams

In poetry:

When Aston steeple strikes the eye,
It steals for her I lov'd a sigh;
An intercourse now lost I mourn;
How to forget could never learn.
"A Day" by William Hutton
Thou that didst fleet
Thy shadow over dark October hills
By Aston, Weston, Saintbury, Willersey,
Winchcombe, and all the combes and hills
Of the green lonely land;
"O Muse Divine" by John Freeman
For vital off-the-record work - that's talking transport-wise -
I've a scarlet Aston-Martin - and does she go? She flies!
Pedestrians and dogs and cats, we mark them down for slaughter.
I also own a speedboat which has never touched the water.
"Executive" by Sir John Betjeman

In news:

Downers Grove offers tax incentives to attract Aston Martin dealership.
Manchester United Rallies at Aston Villa.
Skyfall Isn't The Only Bond Film With An Aston Martin DB5.
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert needs time to make things better.
Aston Martin, the luxury British car-maker whose brand was immortalized by James Bond, declined to comment Monday on speculation that it was up for sale.
Mercedes SL63 AMG vs Aston Martin DB9 vs Bentley Azure T. E-mail this article.
Aston Villa fans hoping for elusive back-to-back wins.
Aston Martin gets new Italian backer .
Aston Martin backer seeking buyer.
Manager Paul Lambert says Darren Bent is being left out of the Aston Villa squad for purely footballing reasons.
LONDON (AP) — Aston Villa scored three goals in the final 11 minutes to beat Norwich 4-1 Tuesday and reach the League Cup semifinals.
Guests at the Aston Martin and James Bond 007 themed party at Timothy Oulton furniture gallery in Dallas on December 13, 2012.
The Aston Martin DB5 on the set of "Skyfall.".
I've had an IMC 48 ford and an Aston Martin DB 4 that both had folding seats.
California investment firm trying to sell Aston Maui Lu hotel.

In science:

Aston found that four hydrogen nuclei were heavier than a helium nucleus.
How the sun shines
Aston showed in 1920 that four hydrogen nuclei are heavier than a helium nucleus.
How the sun shines
The importance of Aston’s measurements was immediately recognized by Sir Arthur Eddington, the brilliant English astrophysicist.
How the sun shines
This process releases energy to the star since, as Aston showed, four hydrogen atoms are heavier than one helium atom.
How the sun shines
The search for short GW bursts within the IGEC collaboration (Allen et al. 2000, Astone et al. 2003) covering the period 1997-2000 produced upper limits for the GW flux over extended periods of time.
Studying the coincidence excess between EXPLORER and NAUTILUS during 1998