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keep

Architecture the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress

Keep

Inner tower of a castle.

keep, donjon

keep
The stronghold of a medieval castle, usually in the form of a massive tower, and a place of residence, esp. in times of siege.
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All right, I'll get that cropped close to my head before I get there; then him and Brace will keep my secret, and I'll live with them as being a stranger, and the neighbors won't ever guess me out.
Well, of course me and Huck are going to keep mum there, but if you don't keep mum yourself there's going to be a little bit of a risk--it ain't much, maybe, but it's a little.
He has only to take care that they do not get hold of too much power and too much authority, and then with his own forces, and with their goodwill, he can easily keep down the more powerful of them, so as to remain entirely master in the country.
No one wanted to risk such an accident as that, you may be sure; so all the passengers stayed huddled up in the dark cabin, listening to the shrieking of the storm and the creaking of the masts and rigging and trying to keep from bumping into one another when the ship tipped sidewise.
Hope and keep busy', that's the motto for us, so let's see who will remember it best.
Well, it will be all the easier to keep the resolution," argued Peter.
Yes, what was true eight hundred years ago, is just as true today: "Few there be that can keep a hotel.
Don't let any of them reach the shore until I tell you--just keep them swimming about, will you?
By this time we had got so far out of the run of the current that we kept steerage way even at our necessarily gentle rate of rowing, and I could keep her steady for the goal.
Pennsylvania, nevertheless, in a time of profound peace, from the existence of partial disorders in one or two of her counties, has resolved to raise a body of troops; and in all probability will keep them up as long as there is any appearance of danger to the public peace.
Crooks and Le Clerc across the river, with the remainder of the meat, as the other party were to keep up along the opposite bank.
At any cost he had to avoid that terror, and to keep it away he must do something--occupy himself with something.