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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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South Shields Pier has produced one or two keepable codling, while the River Tyne continues to give mainly undersized codling.
When it has been possible to fish rock edges, at Whitburn and Marsden, there have been a few keepable codling taken, but it seems that fresh crab is more-or-less essential.
Roker Pier has produced lots of small codling with again the odd keepable fish and small plaice.
North of Cambois there have been plenty of undersize codling taken, with only the odd keepable fish among them.