Old Castile


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Old Castile

A historical region of north-central Spain that combined with New Castile to the south to form the kingdom of Castile. It was united with Aragon after the marriage of Ferdinand and Isabella (1469).

Old Castile

n
(Placename) a region of N Spain, on the Bay of Biscay: formerly a province. Spanish name: Castilla la Vieja

Old′ Cas•tile′

(kæˈstil)
n.
a region in N Spain: formerly a province. Spanish, Castilla la Vieja.
References in classic literature ?
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.
The object of the contract is the realization of the integral replacement to led technology of the public lighting installations in the town of villarcayo de merindad of old castile and in the smaller local entities belonging to the municipality of villarcayo de merindad of old castile, and whose coding is cpv code 31520000-7 - lamps and lighting fixtures - and 45316000-5 installation work.
The bulk of the villages under study are found in the merindad of Old Castile in vol.
with the old Castile, olive oil, que viva Shango upon the plantains.