Castles

   See Fortresses.

Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands. . 2012.

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  • Castles — This interesting name is of early medieval English topographical origin, and is derived from the Anglo Norman French castel , castle, fortified building or set of buildings, especially the residence of a feudal lord. The name could also have… …   Surnames reference

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  • Castles — /ˈkasəlz/ (say kahsuhlz), /ˈkæs / (say kas ) noun Amy Eliza, 1880–1951, Australian soprano; leading prima donna in JC Williamson s Grand Opera Company tour in 1919 …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Castles in Portugal — were crucial components of the military across history. The Portuguese learned the art of fortification construction from the Romans and the Moors. The Romans, who ruled and colonized the territory of current day Portugal for more than 4… …   Wikipedia

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  • Castles, Portuguese —     Castles in Spain, still a common phrase in English, can conjure up romantic images of scenery in neighboring Spain. Although less well known, Castles in Portugal are also quite numerous and equally remarkable, romantic, and scenic. Virtually… …   Historical dictionary of Portugal

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