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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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99 for a faux-pearls pet necklace, and she keeps down overhead by employing only herself and her former housekeeper, Marelli Santos, as a warehouse manager.
The roll-out of new shows on the Fox network continues tonight with a comedy and a drama, both with predominantly minority casts and lacking the buffoonery that keeps down other shows aimed at the same audience.