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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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If you keep company with fools, in no distant time, you'd start thinking, speaking (and doing) just like them.
Comment: Sale arranged by administrators as move to keep company solvent
The larger focus, however, is on reformers who insisted that the living should keep company with the dying.
Many people of religious and non-religious beliefs are now under real threat of prosecution for opposing modern humanist and secularist attitudes and laws, and those of us who hold traditional values of family life are being forced to keep company and smile benevolently at family gatherings where family members have same-sex partners, or are unmarried heterosexual partners.
WCMS has gone out of its way since its inception to keep company with the community at large, she said.