In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1sitio masculine(mentality/economy) de sitio(mentality/economy) de asediostate of siege — estado de sitio masculine
- This historical drama retells the 1835-36 Texas revolution surrounding the famous siege of the Alamo.
- The centre of the city was walled and, with its water and food supply enclosed, could have withstood a long siege.
- By 1216 the castle was sufficiently strong to withstand a siege by forces opposed to King John.
- After more than a month of siege warfare, Pemberton surrendered to Grant on 4 July 1863.
- A violent episode from York's past will be brought back to life this Bank Holiday when the Civil War siege of the city is re-enacted.
- Such places, with their own aerial supply routes and security systems, could simultaneously withstand a siege and topple a government.
- Skipton Castle, dates back some 900 years, and withstood a three-year siege during the Civil War between 1643 and 1645.
- Most contemporary commanders used their troops in a slow, expensive, attritional warfare based on sieges of selected fortified cities or fortresses.
- The seriousness of our project - to sneak into a town under a relentless military siege - began to sink in, and I shuddered.
- Several historians of the 1569 Protestant siege on Poitiers provide detailed descriptions of the city's topography.
- In the American civil war the sieges of Vicksburg and Petersburg saw trench warfare on a localized scale, and the same was true of the siege of Port Arthur in the Russo-Japanese war.
- This also marks the introduction of siege warfare and the deliberate efforts to counter static defenses.
- Stalingrad, besides being the turning-point of the war on the Eastern Front, was also a reminder that an ancient form of land warfare, the siege, was by no means obsolete.
- The Siege Museum is full of memorabilia and provides vivid portrayals of battles and conditions inside the town during the siege.
- Most of the cities were already being filled with food and supplies for the siege, though it was slow and tedious work.
- ‘We're doing our best to prepare our city for defense in case of siege,’ she said as I shot my own arrow.
- When the assaults failed, Grant settled into conventional siege warfare.
- The well was outside, and no one had thought to supply water before the siege.
- To capture a town through a siege one must, according to Philon, make proper use of machines such as catapults and other war engines.
- Now all you need are the supplies to withstand the coming siege.
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