In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(fortification)ciudadela femininethis citadel of conservatism — este reducto / baluarte del conservadurismo
- Nine of the citadel's original fourteen towers still stand, named after the guilds that raised the money to build and maintain them.
- The city fell immediately, but the citadel held out.
- He actually broke into the city, but could not take the citadel.
- The walled citadels in some early cities developed into elaborate palisades, walls, and moats to protect the multitude of Iron Age and medieval cities throughout much of the country.
- To this end 10,000 troops were quartered on the land, in great citadels at Leith, Ayr, and Perth, and a score of smaller forts.
- The royal citadel, to strengthen the defences, was begun in 1666 and the dockyard at Devonport was developed in William III's reign.
- Nonetheless, the Palamidi Fortress, a citadel dominating the town, is worth a visit.
- We drove two hundred kilometers to Bam, a sprawling walled city and citadel begun two thousand years ago by the Parthians.
- After the initial skirmishes of the battle, the French withdrew to their massive citadel.
- A deep moat that surrounds the citadel has kept it from being damaged.
- Victory eluded the British for three months, until Wolfe successfully landed men on the Plains of Abraham above the citadel.
- The great city walls were not breached until 146, and it took a week of street fighting for the Romans to work their way to the citadel.
- The city fell immediately, but the garrison held out in the citadel.
- They soon grew tired of the siege, bound their commander, and lowered him down the walls of the citadel to a summary execution.
- It was only when he had almost reached the citadel that he leapt on his horse and rode off.
- Lying at the town's highest point, the site resembles a small citadel, hovering above its surroundings and visible from the streets below.
- Each city was laid out on a grid plan with a high citadel and a lower city of domestic dwellings.
- Peter's army stormed the citadel and sacked the city, killing several thousand inhabitants and local Byzantine troops.
- The most controversial proposal is for a three-storey museum under the Forbidden City, a sprawling citadel dating from the Ming Dynasty.
- At this point the palace-organized economy seems to have ceased, though parts of the citadel continued to be occupied until about 1050 bc.
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