Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The territory attached to or under the jurisdiction of a castle.

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Examples

  • Xenomanes the great traveller and thwarter of dangerous ways, who was come at the bidding and appointment of Panurge, of whose castlewick of Salmigondin he did hold some petty inheritance by the tenure of a mesne fee.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • John of the Funnels, Abbot of Theleme, and others of the royal house, especially with Xenomanes the great traveller and thwarter of dangerous ways, who was come at the bidding and appointment of Panurge, of whose castlewick of Salmigondin he did hold some petty inheritance by the tenure of a mesne fee.

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 3

  • Ha! he may wake some black night to find the flames licking about his ears -- for fire is a good friend to the poor man, and I have seen a smoking heap of ashes where over night there stood just such another castlewick as Ashby. "

    The White Company

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