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watch

noun advertency, alertness, attention, charge, concern, custody, guard, heed, inspection, lookout, observation, oversight, precaution, regard, safekeeping, sentinel, sentry, shift, spell of work, supervision, surveillance, view, vigil, vigilance, ward, watchfulness

watch

verb attend, be a spectator, be careful, be cauuious of, be closely observant, be on guard, be on the alert, be on the lookout, behold, contemplate, espy, eye, gaze at, guard, heed, inspect, keep under observation, look after, look at, mark, mind, monitor, not lose sight of, note, notice, observe, oversee, pay attention to, peer, perceive, police, preserve, regard, safeguard, scan, scrutinize, stare at, survey, take care, take care of, tend, view, witness
See also: care, charge, check, concern, custody, examine, harbor, heed, monitor, note, notice, observation, observe, oversee, patrol, peruse, police, precaution, preserve, regard, safekeeping, scrutinize, spy, superintend, supervision, surveillance, survey, ward, witness

WATCH, police. To watch is, properly speaking, to stand sentry and attend guard during the night time: certain officers called watchmen are appointed in most of the United States, whose duty it is to arrest all persons who are violating the law, or breaking the peace. (q.v.) Vide 1 Bl. Com. 356; 1 Chit. Cr. Law, 14, 20.

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Every minute it was getting earlier now, and pretty soon some of them watchers would begin to stir, and I might get catched -- catched with six thousand dollars in my hands that nobody hadn't hired me to take care of.
I am no faithless, fish- hunting Gavial, I, at Kasi to-day and Prayag to-morrow, as the saying is, but the true and constant watcher of the ford.
No signs of habitation were visible, but that the land might easily support human life was evidenced by the abundant bird and animal life of which the watchers on the Fuwalda's deck caught occasional glimpses, as well as by the shimmer of a little river which emptied into the harbor, insuring fresh water in plenitude.
From this convenient retreat, the watchers were being watched and the trackers tracked.
It reached New York in the late afternoon and was first seen by watchers at Ocean Grove and Long Branch coming swiftly out of the southward sea and going away to the northwest.
No man could accuse him of cowardice or treachery, for Kulan Tith was in arms against Helium, and, further, upon the Thuria were not enough swords to delay even temporarily the outcome that already was a foregone conclusion in the minds of the watchers.
The watchers waited in breathless suspense until the boy again appeared, his arms now full of the wooden wings.
And, after what seemed a very long time indeed to the anxious watchers, the thinker sat up, looked upon his friends with his most whimsical expression, and said:
Far below the watchers in the meadow could see the aeroplane careening in the sky, for with the change of control it had taken a sudden dive.
But the Vanator did not fall to the ground, within sight of the city at least, though as long as the watchers could see her never for an instant did she rest upon an even keel.
Then with the balance of his horde he crept alone in the darkness until opposite Bududreen and the watchers about the chest.
He pointed the direction to the watchers below, indicating with his fingers the number of beasts he could count.