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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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Those who have left work are no longer spending their days watching the world go by, they are making the most of every moment.
FRIENDS AT AT ZOO BRING NEWS " Pat added: "Benji was relieved to get back to his day den once we had finished his spring clean, as he missed watching the world go by through the window while sitting in his favourite plastic crate.
Name:Archie Age: Two Owner: Sonia & Marty Lives: Seaton Delaval - Loves dressing up, watching the world go by on a sunny window sill.
Whether you want to relax in a deckchair watching the world go by, take the grandchildren to enjoy some candyfloss and donuts or simply spend time making sandcastles on the beach, you can be sure of a great British seaside holiday.
There are two further good sized bedrooms and a large patio area for relaxing by the water and watching the world go by.
Why not head to a pavement cafe and indulge in a chocolat chaud whilst watching the world go by from the famous Deux Magots or Cafe Flore on the Left Bank, or Fouquet's on the Champs Elysees.
With outdoor seating, it is a great place to grab a pint and a snack while watching the world go by.
When she first arrived she was small enough to fit into the pocket of my work coat where she would sit watching the world go by with big round button eyes.