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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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Gwilym Griffiths, owner of the service station, watched back CCTV footage of the theft and couldn't believe his eyes.
"We are now working on developing a rolling programme of business debates in the same for mat, and I think this has the potential to bring us in some significant new revenue." The 30-minute video and blog can be watched back on the Liverpool Daily Post website at www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/livedebate
"When some of the crew watched back the audition tapes they just assumed I was from there.