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


Inner tower of a castle.

keep, donjon

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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They blamed the fact that pay rises had failed to keep pace with inflation, with average earnings rising at 1.
The study found that a quarter (24 per cent) of small firms find it hard to keep pace with technological change.
The new serial bus technology is expected to allow PCI Express transmission rates to keep pace with processor and I/O advances through the next decade, if not longer.
Not only has the architectural and engineering community had to embrace and keep pace with continuously more stringent energy efficiency requirements, but so have building developers, contractors and equipment suppliers.
Bayer MaterialScienee AG, Leverkusen, Germany, plans to increase capacity at plants in Tarragona, Spain; Baytown, PA; and Brunsbuttel, Germany, by a total of approximately 140,000 metric tons, and will bring the total capacity of Bayer MaterialScience up to around 940,000 tons per year, in order to keep pace with the projected global growth of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI).
As the ground war began, the VQ aircrews left familiar tactics and airspace to keep pace with advancing coalition forces.
At a time when most of society struggles to keep pace with changes in technological and demographic areas, crucial institutions, such as law enforcement, must prepare for change not only to simply tolerate it but also to view it as an opportunity to make future communities safe.
Gatanas also established processes for major systems procurements and ensured that the NSA/CSS' acquisition workforce received the training and development necessary to keep pace with the Agency's revitalized acquisition programs.
As part of a broad restructuring plan designed to help it keep pace with for-profit competitors, Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America said it would lay off 500 workers, representing roughly 8% of its 6,000 employees.
Caught between a rock and a hard place, nursing homes and assisted living communities are struggling with rising costs and diminishing revenues: government funding for health care has tightened in the wake of hard economic times, state budget battles and public outrage at any new taxes; Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement cannot keep pace with costs.
Therefore, Neandertals were unable to Keep pace with Cro-Magnons' toolmaking techniques and adaptability to their changing environment.