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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.

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Watch out for: Worcestershire imports, Peters and Wigley.
Watch out for: Eoin Morgan, who will, perhaps, develop into the finest batsman produced by Ireland, and Wright, a quickish bowler with some skill.
Watch out for him in the Group 2 Sandown Mile next Saturday.