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Architecture the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
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Inner tower of a castle.
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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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Geers constructed a labyrinth with screens surmounted by razor wire, which is said to be a particularly effective human deterrent: In South Africa it was used to defend property and fortify prisons against those who wished to exit the "labyrinth," while normal twisted barbed wire, being less "persuasive," was used to keep back animals.
The system can also keep back certain attachments such as executable files.
These are pages damp with women's crying and weeping and sobbing and turning away to hide the tears they can't keep back any longer -- over rejections from their daughters or mothers, their misspent pasts, their renounced addictions, and the loss of their men.
We can't stress how important it is to keep back from the edge."
Surely, goes the argument, it would make sense to keep back less and spend more.
Keep back straight, outstretch arms towards floor then pull arms wide and back, squeezing the shoulder blades together, release and start again.
A home-made banner saying "Welcome Sahil" hung from windows outside the terraced house, with steel barriers surrounding the property to keep back dozens of reporters and photographers.
She said: 'I have always enjoyed keeping active and am aware that it's a great way to keep back pain at bay.'
With the cereal harvest getting underway across the region, the RSPB has issued an appeal to local farmers to keep back just half a tonne of grain from the crop to help feed birds over the winter.