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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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The Red Bull Racing supremo joked he was "cutting a new look" and when asked if he was nearing a milestone occasion, he added: "We're a keep-fit team - I've got to fit into a suit in a couple of weeks."
She first took up "keep-fit" in the 1960s at the age of 30 and was immediately bitten by the bug.
Alongside other pensioners, she enjoys playing bowls, table tennis, badminton and keep-fit during the free sessions at Kensington community sports centre.
A spokesman for the community association confirmed that the keep-fit sessions were for Asian women.
Britain's many special schools and establishments answered questions and handed out information about dance courses or keep-fit classes.
MEMBERS of Huddersfield keep-fit sessions run by instructor Mrs Anne Bradford, front left, raised PS220 for Kirkwood Hospice, Dalton.
SIT UP AND TAKE NOTICE: An Acklam mother and daughter keep-fit duo made a charity sit up and take notice with their fund-raising idea in 1986.
Two thirds of people meet recommended Government keep-fit guidelines by doing half-an-hour of moderate exercise five times a week.
BIG Brother presenter Davina McCall has been crowned workout queen after her keep-fit DVD topped New Year charts.
On Mondays sessions on offer include drawing and painting for beginners, keep-fit for the over 50s and card-making.
A survey of 31 countries found the UK had the second highest proportion of keep-fit fans.
Children are learning playground games from their grandparents' day as part of a keep-fit drive.