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Old Castile

[ka-steel] /kæˈstil/
noun
1.
a region in N Spain: formerly a province.
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  • He bowed his head in submission with all the haughty grace of Old Castile.

    An Ocean Tramp William McFee
  • He marched rapidly against Valladolid, and summoned the knights of Old Castile to join him.

  • The hostess was an exceedingly fat woman, a native of Valladolid, in Old Castile.

    The Bible in Spain George Borrow
  • Rising early on the following morning, we ascended the pass and entered into Old Castile.

    The Bible in Spain George Borrow
  • The day was exceedingly hot, and we wended our way slowly along the plains of Old Castile.

    The Bible in Spain George Borrow
  • A better sword than that,” said an ancient workman, a native of Old Castile, “never transfixed Moor out yonder on the sagra.

    The Bible in Spain George Borrow
  • There were steep ascents and violent descents, but no traces of carriage wheels, and so it is throughout the whole of Old Castile.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • They were our escort to Miranda, on the borders of Old Castile, where we might consider ourselves out of danger.

    Romantic Spain John Augustus O'Shea
  • New England is a very different sort of place from Old Castile.

  • Old Castile is to the north, and cattle are raised in the green fields fed by mountain streams.

British Dictionary definitions for Old Castile

Old Castile

noun
1.
a region of N Spain, on the Bay of Biscay: formerly a province Spanish name Castilla la Vieja
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