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a port in and the capital of the state of St. Lucia, on the NW coast.
one of the Windward Islands, in the E West Indies.
an independent country comprising this island: a former British colony; gained independence 1979. 238 sq. mi. (616 sq. km).
Capital: Castries.
Historical Examples

Two detachments were sent in search of a watering place, and of trees suitable for repairing the masts of the Castries.
Celebrated Travels and Travellers Jules Verne

She willingly revealed her identity, she was the Duchesse de Castries.
Honoré de Balzac Albert Keim and Louis Lumet

I received yesterday your favor of the 29th, and have written on the subject of it to the Marchal de Castries this morning.
Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson

He was obliged to be dragged to the Hotel de Castries where he worthily played his part, abandoned to the most mortal affliction.
The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete Jean Jacques Rousseau

This was the spot where the Castries and Mascarin parted, to go back to Mauritius separately.
Celebrated Travels and Travellers Jules Verne

Marshal Broglie detached M. de Castries to protect the city.
A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot

Castries and his brother, the Archbishop, were intimate friends of Torcy and of myself.
The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete Duc de Saint-Simon

He made many acquaintances in the fashionable world through the good offices of the Duchesse de Castries.
Famous Affinities of History, Vol 1-4, Complete Lyndon Orr

There is a fear that the Marechal de Castries is disposed to retire.
Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson

Impossible, and probably far more; Castries in a condition to devour us, if he prove sharp.
History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XX. (of XXI.) Thomas Carlyle

the capital and chief port of St Lucia. Pop: 14 000 (2005 est)


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