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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Buildings, Board games
castlecas‧tle /ˈkɑːsəl $ ˈkæ-/ ●●● W3 noun [countable]  1 TBB (also Castle) a very large strong building, built in the past as a safe place that could be easily defended against attack Edinburgh Castle a ruined castle2 DGBone of the pieces used in a game of chess. Each player has two castles, which start the game in the corner squares, and can move only forwards or sideways. syn rook3 castles in the air
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castleJack climbed the beanstalk, where he found a giant woman living in a castle.To live in such a castle meant demands on the purse.His greatest patron was a spendthrift young king who built too many castles and may have been nuts.Since the crow believed that this was Kay, the crow and Gerda traveled to the castle.The castle itself, created by a millionaire in the early part of this century, can be toured.The castle, rising on a single outcrop of rock from the plain. was built very largely of books.
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