In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Military(fortress) fortaleza feminine(fortress) bastión masculine(town) plaza fuerte feminine
- It has been deployed to fill in for American combat troops required for the attack on the rebel stronghold.
- Successive English strongholds have fallen to outsiders.
- The use of dummy strongholds and targets can minimize fire impact of an attacking enemy force 20 percent to 30 percent.
- Iraqi strongholds and fortified areas were sealed off with a part of coalition forces.
- We are taking the fight into the strongholds of the enemy, and we are dealing the enemy blow after blow, damaging it daily.
- The charter references to ‘fortress-work’ imply fortified strongholds rather than dykes.
- They were able to build a fortified town and a stronghold they called a vault in case of an assault.
- He tried without success to attack the Frankish strongholds while the Crusader army was pinned down in Egypt.
- Government troops recently violated a ceasefire, attacking a rebel stronghold in the north.
- By this time, they had gained control over all the bastions, strongholds and fortifications surrounding the city.
- He demonstrated the value of infantry strongholds, when they were properly supported, to inhibit enemy armoured thrusts.
- They appeared to drive the enemy from the capital within days and then mounted attacks on rebel strongholds elsewhere.
- At the same time opposition forces began building fortified strongholds in hard-to-access mountainous areas.
- The system of defense positions is built on a combination of strongholds, ambushes, fire pockets, and armor group positions.
- World War I saw the evolution of a new fortification setup combining field strongholds with fortresses.
- The face smiled wickedly, waved, and vanished in a swirl of proud bastions and fortified strongholds.
- In this mode you make a custom fighter, then you go through a tactical game of taking enemy strongholds to fortify your battlefield position.
- If Brocade is to protect its stronghold there, it too needs to offer an end-to-end solution.
- Cadeyrn was gone from the palace for days at a time, visiting forts along the coast and the strongholds of his warlords.
- The government deployed additional military forces to attack terrorist strongholds.
2(center of support)bastión masculinebaluarte masculine
- We will discover Nature's secret strongholds.
- It is why the pro-choice side is losing ground now outside its strongholds on the coasts.
- The contemporary music scene was the stronghold of disco and stadium rock, the two bland ends of a narrow spectrum.
- No, there'll be no libelling their stronghold as the ‘land of rain’, true as it may be.
- Ganesh and Rohit hope to capitalise on their stronghold of creativity and use of actual sounds.
- For reformers all along the rhetorical spectrum, red-light districts were the strongholds of organized vice.
- Moreover, trade union strongholds in the public sector are further threatened by ongoing privatisation.
- His right wing PAN party lost legislative seats and governorships in places long considered PAN strongholds.
- But Republicans also lost ground in some traditional strongholds.
- The middle and upper end of the market continues to be a stronghold of independent agencies such as Strutt & Parker and its peers.
- Both countries are Labour strongholds and the party would have expected to dominate under first-past-the-post electoral systems.
- California has the undeserved reputation of being a liberal stronghold, a land of progressive new ideas.
- By invoking prohibitions in this way the nation seeks to establish universally acknowledged strongholds.
- However, the party failed to progress beyond its regional strongholds even after it had reshaped itself into the Canadian Alliance.
- In fact, the Foreign Ministry has been a stronghold of fascist continuity.
- They take in the Thornton & Allerton, and Clayton & Fairweather Green wards, both Tory strongholds in local elections.
- He has been to Democrat strongholds, Republican bastions and across the battleground states of the Midwest.
- Their strongholds lie in the cities in which many students, academics, civil servants and public employees live.
- The worst slums tend to vote overwhelmingly Democratic, and the fanciest suburbs tend to be Republican strongholds.
- Traditional strongholds in western regions have also experienced big rises.
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