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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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In the report, originally by the UK Daily Mail, the source reveals a far more important reason for the Royal Couple's wish to keep off the cameras for a while.
If you want to keep off lost weight, step on the scale every day.
According to The Associated Press, the two men had been at a bar until about six hours before their flight time while US federal rules state that pilots have to keep off alcohol eight hours before departure.
Consuming calcium, dairy doesn't keep off weight" (SN: 3/18/06, p.
Above all, Underage and Overweight produces a wealth of information stressing that diets don't work--efforts to artificially force rapid weight loss, such as extremely low-calorie diets, "fat camps", and appetite suppressing drugs will not keep off the weight long term because the body is resilient about defending its fat and its "setpoint" of weight.
Eating a balanced diet--yes, really--can give a dancer the strength she needs for a rigorous schedule of class and rehearsal, and also keep off excess weight.
And Moore repeated his plea for teams to keep off the pitches after reports that last weekend saw training games held at Whitley Common, on Saturday morning, and Foleshill Park, on Sunday morning.
Universities used to be forbidding places, with large and pompous buildings headed by inscriptions in Latin, and campuses dotted with warnings to keep off the grass.
What's more, recent analysis of 29 weight loss studies completed by the University of Kentucky found that up to five years after dieting, dieters were able to keep off an average of seven pounds they originally lost.
But four year-old Jessica Clifton needn't worry because Percy the Park Keeper would never tell anybody to keep off the grass.
An inarguably concrete form of catastrophe was visible in the Baron's lumberyard, where a massive stack of logs was being sprinkled to keep off beetles.
In their quest to find a weight-loss plan that can keep off the pounds, consumers continue to shift toward an overall "moderate" lifestyle.