Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The hamlet close by or under the walls or protection of a castle: hence Castletown, Castleton, the names of several towns and villages in Great Britain and Ireland.

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Examples

  • When she was old enough, she went to the nearest castle-town to beg and play for the crowds.

    MoF Podcast – Episode 06: Short Story: Ties that Bind, Part 2 of 2. | Mind on Fire

  • It is based on ethnographic and archival research in Niihama, a city on the Japanese island of Shikoku known as a “corporate castle-town” of the Sumitomo business group.

    Hinomaru Mystery

  • We told you before you brought us to your castle-town that we had no magic.

    Carnivores of Light and Darkness

  • Forty-five times we have raised a castle-town like this, and forty-four times we have had to abandon it and move on, to keep clear of the Dunawake.

    Carnivores of Light and Darkness

  • Pity the fellows who get swell-headed in such a place as a castle-town!

    Botchan (Master Darling)

  • Whilst they were resting in the tea-house, the governor of the castle-town arrived, and, asking for Matayémou, said --

    Tales of Old Japan

  • Then the man who had come up from the castle-town to act as Matayémon's second cried out --

    Tales of Old Japan

  • Iga, the castle-town of the Daimio Tôdô Idzumi no Kami, there is a wide and lonely moor; and this was the place upon which they fixed for the attack upon the enemy.

    Tales of Old Japan

  • At this moment there came up one Kanô Tozayémon, a retainer of the lord of the castle-town, and an old friend of

    Tales of Old Japan

  • Matayémon went into a tea-house by the roadside, and wrote a petition to the governor of the Daimio's castle-town for permission to carry out the vendetta within its precincts; [20] then he addressed Kazuma, and said --

    Tales of Old Japan

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