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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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The friend said: "When Alex asked for his watch back she told him it wasn't there and he must have mislaid it.
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God had a hand in guiding this watch back to the family," said Mr Willans.
Ross is devastated and I hope by offering this reward we can get the watch back and get some information which would lead to the arrest of the thieves.
I remember videoing every game to watch back and look at the players.
However, he tracks her down to get the watch back and in the process they build a relationship.
"It's a great form of art because after you've finished you can watch back the process.
I rang Hoylake police station and now have my watch back. Thank you so much Mr Fisher.
The lizard-grained, black hard-wearing strap, with non-allergic buckle and stainless steel watch back, ensure quality as well as elegance.
Durcan admitted he found it tough to watch back DVDs of the Vincent's win in 2014.
"If I'm able to successfully put this watch back together, I get to keep it, right?" the New York Daily News quoted him as saying.