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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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A police spokesman said officers attending a fire at Moulded Plastics (Birmingham) Ltd saw the youths and one was sent to warn them to keep off the track.
PSI, like many of our customers, has extremely sensitive data that they prefer to keep off public networks like the Internet," said Ron Loback, executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Also the amount of rubbish thrown around the park, I didn't notice many signs asking to put rubbish in the bins provided, or notices to say keep off the grass.
After laying you'll need to water the lawn and keep off the grass until the turves have knitted together.
Lorraine Weeks and Helen Wherrett, the environmental consultants to the restoration of the estate, will lead a day of outdoor fun and games and hot refreshments will be served to keep off the winter chill.
The pounds 126m Millennium Stadium - with optional sliding roof to keep off the drizzle - is the best venue for rugby in the world.
The Keep Off The Tracks initiative was launched in the summer by the Evening Telegraph, Railtrack and Coventry's British Transport Police.
Keep off the lawn if it is wet or especially if it is frosty.
We would urge them to keep off because they are putting themselves at risk.
n Cover areas still to be dug with polythe ne sheets to keep off rain and snow and ensures the soil is dry enough for digging.
When it turns frosty, keep off the grass or you'll cause dead patches wherever frozen grass has been trodden down.
RUGBY union convert Wendell Sailor has vowed to keep off the alcohol until he realises his dream of playing for Australia.