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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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[USA], Aug 29 ( ANI ): Mangrove expansion and climatic warming could facilitate ecosystems to keep pace with rising sea level, according to a landmark study.
With banks tightening their purse strings owing to increasing bad loans, Indian NBFCs are growing their market share, however, they will have to keep pace with new technologies and changing customer aspirations to attract timely private equity (PE) investments.'
Just over a third of respondents said that organisations were struggling to keep pace with technological advances, and also believe that piloting emerging technologies, attracting strategic talent and building data collection capabilities are their top worries over the next three years.
* current operations best practices to keep pace with the new economy; and
PROGRESS on vital changes needed to keep pace with demand for social services in the Vale of Glamorgan could be hindered by spending cuts, a health watchdog has warned.
To base one's calculations on an expectation that wage-earners will continue to receive pay rises that fail to keep pace with the cost of living is as cynical as it is depressing.
Bahrain International Airport is to undergo a major 10-year revamp under a massive development plan to boost capacity to keep pace with the Kingdom's current needs, said a senior official.
Summary: Jeddah, Jumada Al-Awwal 07, 1432 / April 11, 2011, SPA -- The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) signed here today a memorandum of understanding with the Australian Department of Infrastructure and Transport, agreeing on the operational framework for air transport services to keep pace with...
Summary: Workers are more than Au1,000 worse off than they were two years ago as their pay has failed to keep pace with hikes in the cost of living.
A new report from the United Nations said to keep pace with booming urban populations African cities necessitate moving in the direction of greener water and sanitation projects, like rainwater collection.
The fall was caused by take-home pay failing to keep pace with rising prices, with steep increases in the cost of clothes, shoes and food.
GAO was asked to review State's (1) estimates of the workload for consulates in Mexico through 2012 and (2) efforts to help ensure consulates keep pace with expected workload increases.