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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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Only promise me, that, if it's the poor thing that's kept here secretly, you'll let me take charge of her and be her nurse.
The same whirlwinds of snow circled about, covering the dead Vasili Andreevich's fur coat, the shivering Mukhorty, the sledge, now scarcely to be seen, and Nikita lying at the bottom of it, kept warm beneath his dead master.
6 : to prevent from leaving : detain <The criminal was kept in jail.
in the "General Information" section, state that "tax returns, worksheets and forms should be kept for three years, but records relating to property should be kept longer insofar as they are relevant for determining basis.
All schedules and forms which individuals have to have approved in order to use the facilities are kept together in one binder.
In some cases, these solutions have become common practice, such as maintaining a notebook that is kept on one's person.
Prospect: I liked the two girls at DiPiazzas who kept humping each other.
PONTPRENNAU & OLD ST Class 1 Best kept front garden (detached, semi, end) 1 Mr Hegarthy, Clonakilty Way Class 6 Best senior citizen gardener 1 Mr & Mrs Smith, Canopus Close.
Unlike a personal journal, kept only for the eyes of the writer, members of this group meet to read and discuss each others' writing.
He and his colleagues kept the cooled patients at 33 [degrees] C (91.
In particular, I know that, where, as here, an individual is demonstrated to be trafficking in drugs, it is common for there to be evidence of their drug trafficking activities, such as drug records, telephone numbers of suppliers and customers, drug-trafficking paraphernalia, drug proceeds and/or evidence of transfer, expenditures or investment of drug proceeds kept at the trafficker's residence.
Competition, enhanced and strengthened by global trade and technology, has kept pricing power by business in check.