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keep

Architecture the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress

Keep

Inner tower of a castle.

keep, donjon

keep
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 an era when 4-H and FFA livestock show participants are cautioned to keep watch for animal-loving photographers who may be animal rights activists, it's little wonder animal welfare issues raise producers' eyebrows.
Surmising that the thief would return later to retrieve the booty, Larsen decided to keep watch. When the culprit did indeed reappear around midnight, the homeowner was waiting--this time with a gun.
"Carders keep watch and know when to expect the new rates, and they are posted right on time."
315]) The New Testament gives no date for the birth of Jesus, and it was almost surely not in December when it would have been too cold for shepherds to keep watch over their flocks at night.
Therefore keep watch because you do not know the day or the hour."
He said police should depute plainclothesmen in markets at rush hours to keep watch over suspicious activities and to avoid any untoward incident.
He said that special squad has been deployed to keep watch on professional beggars adding that
MMDA officer in charge Tim Orbos said the agency would set up an outpost to keep watch over the area.