Definition of Fastnesses

1. Noun. (plural of fastness) ¹



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Definition of Fastnesses

1. fastness [n] - See also: fastness

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fastnesses

fastigiobulbar fibres
fastigiobulbar tract
fastigiospinal fibres
fastigium
fastigiums
fastilarian
fasting
fasting blood glucose
fasting glucose
fasting hypoglycaemia
fastings
fastish
fastly
fastnacht
fastness
fastnesses
fastpaced
fastpitch
fasts
fastuous
fat
fat-finger
fat-fingered
fat-fingering
fat-fingers
fat-free
fat-kidneyed
fat-pad

Literary usage of Fastnesses

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History of Modern Europe: With an Account of the Decline & Fall of the by William Russell, Charles Coote (1822)
"Edward was again obliged to assemble an army, and to march into Scotland. The Scots, taught by ex- i <*<?<; perience, withdrew to their hills and fastnesses ..."

2. Indian Wars of New England by Herbert Milton Sylvester (1910)
"... in their fastnesses. Mason requested a passage V through the Narragansett country. ... fastnesses ..."

3. First Part of the Royal Commentaries of the Yncas by Garcilaso de la Vega (1871)
"But he did not neglect to prepare his army, and, having received intelligence that the enemy had retired into their fastnesses, he divided his force into ..."

4. History of Scotland by George Buchanan (1829)
"The lowlanders, on the other hand, regarded their neighbours at the mountains as a lawless banditti, whom it was dangerous to pursue to their fastnesses in ..."

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