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 (ə-sto͝or′ē-əs, -styo͝or′-, äs-to͞o′ryäs)
A region and former kingdom of northwest Spain south of the Bay of Biscay. The original Iberian inhabitants were conquered by Rome in the first century bc.

As·tu′ri·an adj. & n.


(Placename) a region and former kingdom of NW Spain, consisting of a coastal plain and the Cantabrian Mountains: a Christian stronghold against the Moors (8th to 13th centuries); rich mineral resources


(Biography) Miguel Ángel. 1899–1974, Guatemalan novelist and poet. His novels include El Señor Presidente (1946). Nobel prize for literature 1967


(æˈstʊər i əs, æˈstyʊər-)

1. Miguel Ángel, 1899–1974, Guatemalan writer: Nobel prize 1967.
2. a former kingdom and province in NW Spain.


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The fact is, then, Senor Don Quixote, that though you see me seated in this chair, here in the middle of the kingdom of Aragon, and in the attire of a despised outcast duenna, I am from the Asturias of Oviedo, and of a family with which many of the best of the province are connected by blood; but my untoward fate and the improvidence of my parents, who, I know not how, were unseasonably reduced to poverty, brought me to the court of Madrid, where as a provision and to avoid greater misfortunes, my parents placed me as seamstress in the service of a lady of quality, and I would have you know that for hemming and sewing I have never been surpassed by any all my life.
The bull of the Asturias who has been but little moved by the attacks of the picador grows irritated with the dogs and banderilleras.
said he, "if ye fall this day ye fall by no mean hands, for the flower of the knighthood of Castile ride under the banner of Don Tello, with the chivalry of Asturias, Toledo, Leon, Cordova, Galicia, and Seville.
Rio Narcea" or the "Company")(TSX:RNG)(AMEX:RNO) announces that, after a thorough performance review of its El Valle/Carles underground gold operations located in the Province of Asturias in northern Spain, the Board of Directors of Rio Narcea has taken the decision to commence the closure of these operations.
Contract notice: Sheet repair service, paint and body fleet emergency service of the principality of asturias (sepa).
Computer Sciences Corporation announced today the opening of the CSC Asturias Information Technologies Service Center in Asturias, Spain.
One-half of the core is forwarded to a preparation laboratory at Belmonte de Miranda, Asturias, operated by RNGM.
Evolutionary Software Maintenance Access Control in the nuclei of Asturias and Zaragoza.
The facility will be located at the company's new site in Asturias, Spain, and will be the first to use Du Pont's proprietary butane-based technology.
The winner and winning prototype will be announced at an award presentation ceremony to be held in Asturias during the first quarter of 2005.
The contract shall be comprehensive maintenance service product license SAP property in Asturias, specifically the renewal of licenses, maintenance and support of SAP software.
Under the permit, Union Texas Espana, as operator with a 72 percent working interest, and Empresa Nacional Hulleras del Norte, with a 28 percent working interest, will explore for coalbed methane in the principality of Asturias in northern Spain.