watchman

[ woch-muh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF watchman
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"Aye, it is the steel head-piece of the watchman," remarked the archer.

The old night watchman had a way of slipping up on one nodding.

Far down at the other end of the gallery they could hear the watchman coming.

The boys found the night watchman, who had just come on duty.

And a watchman also came and reported that the Triton had been slain by a boy.

I was about giving up my search when I met my old friend, the watchman.

"Look here, old man," he was asking a watchman a few moments later.

Past a watchman that I knew I ran into a dockshed and out to the open end of the dock.

The forest ought to be there, and a watchman's hut, and dogs barking.

In this case the action of the watchman was generally regarded as ridiculous.

WORD ORIGIN

also watch-man, c.1400, "guard, sentinel, lookout" (late 12c. as a surname), figuratively "guardian, protector" (mid-15c.), from watch (n.) + man (n.). Also "person characterized by wakefulness" (mid-15c.).

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