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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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The faces scale is easy to use and could help identify patients suitable for watchful waiting of acute otitis media, he said at the meeting, sponsored by the American Pediatric Society, the Society for Pediatric Research, and the Ambulatory Pediatric Association.
For now, a reasonable strategy is to consider watchful waiting as an acceptable alternative to radical prostatectomy for patients with early prostate cancer and a lifespan of less than 10 years.
Between 1989 and 1999, 695 men (mean age, 65) with early prostate cancer were assigned as part of the Scandinavian Prostate Cancer Group (SPCG) study to undergo surgical removal of the prostate (radical prostatectomy) or watchful waiting.
'We were able to frustrate their plan to gain entry into Canada illegally because their fraudulent scheme did not escape the watchful eyes of our immigration officers at the airport,' Medina said in a statement.
Researchers said the 'watchful waiting' approach - in which ultrasound scans are used to make sure the cyst is not growing - could be far more widely used to avoid the risks of surgery.
The DPO told media that police had been conveyed a message to be watchful of threat to the life of the PTI chief.
Summary: Dubai Police warn parents to be watchful over their kids, after two children drowned in a pool earlier in June
Department of Meteorology advised people to be watchful of the heat as the maximum heat index in some areas has increased.
Drawing on Caribbean and British folktales with equal ease, the image-rich poems in this book emerge from all forms of sleepless vigil and gradual waking--from the worried mother and the watchful virgin to Rip Van Winkle--hovering (like their speakers) a hairbreadth away from the illogic of dreams.
As Christendom marks the Second Sunday of Advent tomorrow, a priest reminds the faithful of the true essence of the four Sundays that precede the celebration of Christmas - that is, to be watchful.
Earlier, Glamorgan had batted with more application and purpose in their second innings than in the first, especially after losing two wickets in the opening overs, and although Northants have made a steady start, their batsmen need to be watchful in the final innings.