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.
“When she was old enough, she went to the nearest castle-town to beg and play for the crowds.”
“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.”
“We told you before you brought us to your castle-town that we had no magic.”
“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.”
“Pity the fellows who get swell-headed in such a place as a castle-town!”
“Whilst they were resting in the tea-house, the governor of the castle-town arrived, and, asking for Matayémou, said --”
“Then the man who had come up from the castle-town to act as Matayémon's second cried out --”
“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.”
“At this moment there came up one Kanô Tozayémon, a retainer of the lord of the castle-town, and an old friend of”
“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;  then he addressed Kazuma, and said --”
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