See also: Watchman
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watchman (plural watchmen)
- One set to watch; a person who keeps guard, especially one who guards a building, or the streets of a city, by night.
- 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 8:
- Well, it so happened that Stine and the cook were sitting in their room one evening, mending and darning their things; it was near bedtime, for the watchman had already sung out "Ten o'clock," but somehow the darning and the sewing went on very slowly indeed[.]