Translation of fastness in Spanish:


refugio, n.

Pronunciation /ˈfæs(t)nəs/ /ˈfɑːs(t)nəs/


  • 1literary

    refugio masculine
    • Rommel's army had to be worn down, and if it had been allowed to withdraw intact into the mountain fastnesses of Tunisia, securing a decisive land victory in North Africa would have been rendered immensely difficult.
    • As, indeed, did the original inhabitants of the Cinque Terre: even after they moved downhill from their mountain fastnesses, most locals continued to work the land.
    • She describes the remote mountain fastnesses between Afghanistan and Pakistan and tells the tragic tale of a runaway young bride bought as a wife for a tribal man.
    • Years ago when he first started work on the river, he was involved in fisheries protection, a job which took him up the Kilmastulla and Mulcair rivers into the mountain fastnesses of North Tipperary.
    • We returned to our remote northern fastnesses to find that the Apparitional Gamekeeper had been busy.
    • A nature trail crossed it and vanished into the fastnesses of the jungle.
    • The issue of common rights, access to land, and self-provisioning had been settled in favor of wage labor by 1700 in all but the rural fastnesses of the Scottish highlands.
    • Talking of dying, he had always been fascinated by the Barents Sea - that desolate and gloomy stretch of water between the Arctic snows and the fastnesses of Siberia.
    • The Alpine fastnesses of Dauphiné, to the east, certainly did not tempt them to stray off, with their high, cold valleys and largely pastoral economy.
    • Conversely, at other times, the various cycles cancel one another out, the planet warms as a result, and the ice sheets retreat to their polar fastnesses.
    • I'm definitely going to attend the lecture next Friday, which will draw me out of my remote fastness in the western wilderness to some proximity to civilization.
    • The sparrow had flown south from Tennessee into the mountain fastness of the upper Paint Rock Valley in North Alabama where it had contracted aviomycosis and was terminally ill.
    • They lost the first by a big margin and drew the second 3 all in their mountain fastness.
    • Even in a region famous for inaccessible high country stations, it's a fastness.
    • Ten years later eight of the world's most advanced practitioners of Buddhist meditation finally left their remote mountain fastness, bound for the clinical environment of a US laboratory.
    • From time to time, he visited the manikin and presented him with scrolls written in a secret language to provide him with a library in the fastness of his attic retreat.
    • It whinges and begs as it retreats, and we, from the fastness of our concrete-and-steel high-rise castles, despise it.
    • But if the original word in Russian was krepost, it could be translated equally well as a fastness.
    • In Ireland, surveying techniques facilitated something like the kind of vision that Derricke imagined: a colonial eye which could open up the rebel fastness, leaving the land available for sight and exploitation.
    • No city or village or mountain fastness was spared.
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    (of color, dye)
    inalterabilidad feminine
    • Moreover, the sizing does not impact the hand of the fabric or the wash fastness of garments, the company reported.
    • Many of the colors were not fast, although there is not agreement in the literature on fastness properties of the various dyes.