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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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The new watchtower in Ras al-Naqoura would be the fourth on the Lebanese side of the border, the Army spokesperson said.
The watchtower, he said, 'served as one of the required structures of this pueblo's existence, of the same importance as the casa real and the church.'
Padre Miguel built the church originally near the watchtower but moved it because the land around it was too arid to grow anything.
The watchtower: "I think that one of the positions took her out."
NetherRealm hasn't revealed when Sub-Zero and Strarfire will be available, but did say that both might have their own Watchtower livestream session.
Critique: A fascinating read from beginning to end, "Wall, Watchtower, and Pencil Stub: Writing During World War II" is an informed and informative history of how the literature arising from the pens of the men and women who lived through it had a profound and enduring impact upon American popular culture.
Coun Susan Dungworth, council policy board member for adult care and public health, said: "The Northstar Centre's photography group is filled with talented members and I'm pleased their photographs are getting the recognition they deserve by being displayed in the Watchtower Gallery.
Trevor Smith, Coastwatch Redcar chairman, said: "The watchtower is no longer fit for purpose and needs replacing urgently.
The Watchtower, first published in 1966, is a psychological novel of class and power set in Sydney in the 1940s.
IT is encouraging to learn that the heritage of the Watchtower at Watchtower Bay in Barry is to be finally preserved and has been sold at auction.
Um Riham, 27, and her two young daughters currently reside in a three-story watchtower in the Beersaree area.