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(Spanish ˈalβa)
(Biography) Duke of Alba See Alva
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(ˈæl bə; Sp. ˈɑl vɑ)

Duke of, Alva, Fernando Alvarez de Toledo.
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It was necessary that Romulus should not remain in Alba, and that he should be abandoned at his birth, in order that he should become King of Rome and founder of the fatherland.
"'That was not the call of a man of Erin,' says Deirdre, 'but the call of a man of Alba.'
A bird of another closely allied genus, Chionis alba, is an inhabitant of the antarctic regions; it feeds on sea-weed and shells on the tidal rocks.
The retreat of Rocca Bianca was at the top of a small mountain, which no doubt in former days had been a volcano -- an extinct volcano before the days when Remus and Romulus had deserted Alba to come and found the city of Rome.
Abe Alba We received the book and Mr Gray, our teacher, read the book to us.
De Alba has wisely stuck to familiar Spanish dishes-deliciously sticky Callos a la Madrilena, tender Lengua Sevillana, and a generous selection of paellas (Valencia, Negra, Marinara, De Bacalao and De Verduras)-eschewing any type of fusion fare.
Alba closed this quarter with value-added (VA) sales averaging 52% of total shipments versus 58% for the same period in 2018.
Founded by Don Anastacio de Alba in 1952, the restaurant has developed a legion of followers among Filipinos and expatriates living in the country.
Murray described 2018 as a "challenging year" for Alba, one of the world's largest aluminium smelters, after prices of the material rose dramatically to dent Alba's bottom line.
Enoch joined Alba in 2012 as the sales officer - Asia.
This achievement not only marks the beginning of a new era for the Company but also a breakthrough record as Alba brought forward the First Hot Metal milestone ahead of its scheduled date on January 01, 2019 -- making it the fastest construction ever-delivered in the aluminium industry.