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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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Some of it was keepable. Most of it was just stuff.
he'll settle for someone he believes keepable, but more women than
Massfood will arrive: edible products that are uniformly sized, nutritionally correct, gratifying in terms of taste, and keepable indefinitely at room temperature.
The thing to notice is that the real fantasy here isn't that this promise will be kept but that such a promise is keepable at all.
The Tyne charter boat "Blue Eye" had over 40 keepable cod and pollock from close inshore.
South Shields Pier has produced one or two keepable codling, while the River Tyne continues to give mainly undersized codling.