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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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People have used it to make everything from watchbands to silicone squeeze bulbs.
For example, Bell helicopter, Gorham silver, Homelite chain saws, Polaris snowmobiles, Sheaffer pens, Speidel watchbands, Talon zippers, Fafnir bearings, Bostitch staplers, E-Z-Go golf carts, just to name those that are well known.
Students can collect textures by pressing the foam onto shoe soles, watchbands, spiral notebooks, and objects close at hand.
Avoid tight watchbands or jewelry and garments with tight elastic sleeves.
Lifetag medical identification tags can be attached to keys, watchbands, pagers, zipper pulls, driver's licenses, or lunch boxes.
Bush was seen as half-epitomizing and half-caricaturing these gray-flannel halcyon years with his preppy watchbands, his penchant for phrases like "deep doodoo," and his explanation for why he was outscored in the 1987 Iowa straw poll.
The brush that comes with it has three sections, designed, respectively, for intricate settings; for gemstones, and for watchbands, bangles and similar items.