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Alsatia

1. the ancient name for Alsace
2. an area around Whitefriars, London, in the 17th century, which was a sanctuary for criminals and debtors

Alsatia

(white friars) London monastery; former refuge for lawless characters. [Br. Hist.: Walsh Modem, 15]
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(32) VERINE, "La famille", en Andre Bellessort et alli, France 1941 la Revolution nationale constructive, un bilan et un programme, Paris, Editions Alsatia, 1941, p.
According to Bertelsmann, the Alsatia chain of bookstores currently employs 440 staff across 22 stores and recorded 2004 sales of EUR62m.
(173) Thus Gould excoriates Otway's Cheats of Scapin (an afterpiece of 1677), Aphra Behn's The Emperour of the Moon (1686) and The City Heiress (1682), and Shadwell's The Squire of Alsatia (1688).
In Alsatia, for example, he waits for a servant to light his fire and assist him in dressing.
But Whitefriars, which began during the latter part of the seventeenth century to be called Alsatia, after Alsace, the frequently contested region between France and Germany, was far more notorious than Blackfriars as a debtor's sanctuary and criminal haunt.
As early as 1884, "The Ward" was described as "the Alsatia and St Giles of Toronto." (14) Later, the area attracted more specific criticisms in reports by the city's chief medical officer, Charles Hastings, and the reform-lobby Bureau of Municipal Research.
He abhored fads and ripped California, in which he saw them flourishing, as "an Alsatia of retired Ford agents and crazy fat women--a paradise of 100 percent Americanism and the New Thought." About the average American Mencken said, "This man, whether city or country bred, is the normal Americano--the 100 percent.
Ehrhard's biographer, Alois Dempf, considers the resulting tension between Schell and Ehrhard a partial reason for Ehrhard's move to Vienna in 1898 (Albert Ehrhard-Der Mann und sein Werk in der Geistesgeschichte um die Jahrhundertwende (Kolmar: Alsatia, 1947) 41.
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Alsatia, [1946] (les deux tomes sont tres annotes); Pascal ou le drame de la conscience chretienne, traduit par H.
Alsatia, [1946] (les deux tomes sont tres annotes) ; Pascal ou le drame de la conscience chretienne, traduit par H.
Asteriod Rotation Periods * Asteriod Dates of observations Number of observations 971 Alsatia April 1, 3, 4, 5 113 691 Lehigh April 9, 11, 12, 13 137 891 Gunhild April 27, 30; May 1, 2 190 1017 Jacqueline May 4, 5, 7, 9, 10 158 729 Watsonia June 3, 4, 6 to 10 319 1277 Dolores July 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11 330 Asteriod Period (days) Amplitude 971 Alsatia 6.81 [+ or -] .01 0.17 691 Lehigh 5.082 [+ or -] .01 0.06 891 Gunhild 7.93 [+ or -] .01 0.19 1017 Jacqueline 7.87 [+ or -] .01 0.70 729 Watsonia 16.71 [+ or -] .01 0.22 1277 Dolores 17.19 [+ or -] .01 0.50 * The periods were determined by the author this year from his Santana Obsevatory.