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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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Because our study was cross-sectional (we asked about television watching and school performance all at the same time), we cannot say that watching television causes worse school performance.
Night-sky watching attitudes among college students: A preliminary investigation.
Further identification of noctcaelador: An underlying factor influencing night-sky watching behaviors.
Telewebbers said using the Internet while watching the news to get more information about a story their most common use, followed by getting sports information while watching a game.
Therein may lie the key to understanding both the role and the influence of watching TV in Canada.
(Or, as Lewis Lapham wrote recently on the occasion of the re-publication of McLuhan's most influential work: "Understanding Media describes the world I see and know.") More to the point, his understanding of television as an extension of the human nervous system is not only piercingly insightful, it begs the entire issue of the alleged passivity of watching TV.
It's harder cut back on established television watching patterns than to begin by limiting the amount of television a child watches.
However, studies have shown it's total watching time that most correlates to obesity.
Increased daytime television watching a child did and watching television at bedtime increases the chance the child will experience sleep disturbances.