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lock keeper

The box on a doorjamb into which the bolt of a lock protrudes.
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Some lockkeepers offer simple provisions for sale: fresh eggs, honey, farm produce, local wine.
At Diglis, Worcester, the 1947 flood was the highest recorded in a lockkeeper record dating back to 1856.
He is also behind the vuvuzela, using it to alert other boats and the occasional sleeping lockkeeper, to the African Queen's imminent approach.
Luckily you don't have to operate it, a lockkeeper guides you up the 20ft the water rises.
The house was operated by a lockkeeper between 1835 and 1873 who collected tolls, kept trade records and operated the lock gates to allow for the passage of canal barges transporting heavy goods from the interior of the United States.
It is one of the grittier jobs lockkeepers have to carry out, but a vital one to make sure the canals remain clean, and for boats to be able to travel freely along the waterways.