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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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"If Altior looks like he is going to run at Aintree we'll wait for Sandown, but if Altior is kept back for Sandown we'll head to Aintree.
Council reserves are often said to be kept back from the spending budget "for a rainy day".
Marsh's calf injury isn't serious, but given his chequered history, the West Australian batsman has been kept back in Perth for further treatment in case his body doesn't respond in time.
Underachieving pupils should be kept back, a policy once widely practiced but now shunned as heresy.
It's very important that the tape and sealant be kept back two complete pipe threads.
But Civil Service then put a spoke in the wheels when they totalled 120-2 and kept back the CCC reply to 69-5.
Little Mix, who were kept back until the last half-hour of the show, also entertained, while The Risk showed progress since appearing on telly with a tight performance.
The ECB had made a record capital injection of EUR489bn to stimulate the eurozone economy, but most of the money has been kept back as deposits.
Sadly too many are all-too-bare synth and the sheer quality is kept back for the soft, more soulful - and even banjo-plucking - stuff such as Stiff Upper Lip and the piano-gliding, cry-out-loud Time.
Cardiff included two trialists in centre-forward Kyle Friel and midfield player Marmadou Diallo, while they kept back their older, more experienced players and they will start against Tamworth's first team in the second match of their mini pre-season tour on Saturday.
The former Burnley defender is still recovering after needing hospital treatment following a kick in the face at Rossendale last weekend and is likely to be kept back for the Easter Monday clash with Newcastle Blue Star.