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Cas·tile

 (kăs-tēl′)
A region and former kingdom of central and northern Spain. Autonomous from the tenth century, it joined with Aragon in 1479 after the marriage of Isabella and Ferdinand (1469), thus forming the nucleus of modern Spain.

Castile

(kæˈstiːl) or

Castilla

n
(Placename) a former kingdom comprising most of modern Spain: originally part of León, it became an independent kingdom in the 10th century and united with Aragon (1469), the first step in the formation of the Spanish state

Cas•tile

(kæˈstil)

n.
1. Spanish, Cas•ti•lla (kɑsˈti lyɑ, -yɑ) a former kingdom comprising most of Spain.
2. Also called Castile′ soap′. a variety of mild soap, made from olive oil and sodium hydroxide.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Castile - a region of central SpainCastile - a region of central Spain; a former kingdom that comprised most of modern Spain and united with Aragon to form Spain in 1479
Espana, Kingdom of Spain, Spain - a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
Translations

Castile

[kæsˈtiːl] NCastilla f

Castile

nKastilien nt

Castile

[kæˈstiːl] nCastiglia
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He obeyed it, and found a New World for Castile and Leon.
Yes,'' he continued, pacing up and down the little platform, with an animation in which he seemed to lose all consciousness of Rebecca's presence ``Yes, my deeds, my danger, my blood, made the name of Adelaide de Montemare known from the court of Castile to that of Byzantium.
The host fancied he called him Castellan because he took him for a "worthy of Castile," though he was in fact an Andalusian, and one from the strand of San Lucar, as crafty a thief as Cacus and as full of tricks as a student or a page.
The day happened to be a Friday, and in the whole inn there was nothing but some pieces of the fish they call in Castile "abadejo," in Andalusia "bacallao," and in some places "curadillo," and in others "troutlet;" so they asked him if he thought he could eat troutlet, for there was no other fish to give him.
He did this quietly at first and without any fear of hindrance, for he held the minds of the barons of Castile occupied in thinking of the war and not anticipating any innovations; thus they did not perceive that by these means he was acquiring power and authority over them.
In the second place are legislatores, lawgivers; which are also called second founders, or perpetui principes, because they govern by their ordinances after they are gone; such were Lycurgus, Solon, Justinian, Eadgar, Alphonsus of Castile, the Wise, that made the Siete Partidas.
But we are more like to hawk at the Spanish woodcock than at the French heron, though certes it is rumored that Du Guesclin with all the best lances of France have taken service under the lions and towers of Castile.
Navy, 1839; The Pathfinder, or the Inland Sea, 1840; Mercedes of Castile, 1841; The Deerslayer, or the First Warpath, 1841; The Two Admirals, 1842; The Wing-and-Wing (Jack o Lantern), 1842; The Battle of Lake Erie, or Answers to Messrs.
When we came to Pampeluna itself, we found it so indeed; and to me, that had been always used to a hot climate, and to countries where I could scarce bear any clothes on, the cold was insufferable; nor, indeed, was it more painful than surprising to come but ten days before out of Old Castile, where the weather was not only warm but very hot, and immediately to feel a wind from the Pyrenean Mountains so very keen, so severely cold, as to be intolerable and to endanger benumbing and perishing of our fingers and toes.
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Santa Clara, California) presents "Ecclesiastical Knights: The Military Orders in Castile, 1150-1330", a groundbreaking study of how these orders brought the seemingly incongruous combination of monastic devotion and the practice of warfare into a single way of life.
Iberdrola has upgraded facilities located in the autonomous regions of the Basque Country (3), Valencia (7), Castile and Leon (15), Castile-La Mancha (4), Navarre (9), and La Rioja (7) with approximately 306 megawatts worth of small hydropower plants in Spain.