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  • n. Plural form of guardroom.


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  • We entered the main building and went through some areas that had obviously been checkpoints and entrances when the place had functioned as a prison; there were doors of bulletproof glass operated by electrical switches, where people had to be buzzed through, watched over by guardrooms with speakers and control panels.

    Dying to Live

  • Duncan was in one of the guardrooms with a flaming sphere and a black bear, both of which were going to attack him unless he could get my attention to call them off, since they were both mine.

    Gloria Goodbody

  • Miriam and I were prepared to stone shape our way through, although we intended to go through a different section of rock, into one of the guardrooms.

    Gloria Goodbody

  • He turned to leave the chapel, and went out between the guardrooms and gates of the keep, where the twilight hung pale against the black pillars of the portal.

    Brother Cadfael's Penance

  • The town gave itself a grand name and grew walls and towers, though its walls were but little walls to keep out beggars, and owls nested in the empty guardrooms of its towers.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • Her jaw set, she kept her eyes straight ahead of her, forcing herself not to see the leers of the two other guards out in the hall or hear their comments; she saw only the smokestains on the stone arches of the low ceiling and how the shadows of the torches jerked and quavered in the drafts that came down from the narrow stairways to the guardrooms above.

    The Silent Tower

  • His picture may hang prominently in all the guardrooms and be engraved in thousands of snowdrops 'brains, but he has seen The Return of Jack Slade twenty-seven times.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • The guard lowered his spear threateningly, opening his mouth to shout an alarm that would bring spearmen swarming out of the guardrooms at either end of the alleyway.

    Conan the Adventurer

  • He also noted that while there were guardrooms in plenty and well-filled racks of weapons, stands of the heavy mace-axes, there were few men, widely spread through those rooms, patrols stretched over area of wall.

    Witch World

  • On the space between the moats were buildings detached, serving for barracks, guardrooms, etc., and one of these, now used as a barn, opposite the north-west angle of the castle, is still fairly perfect.

    Records of Woodhall Spa and Neighbourhood Historical, Anecdotal, Physiographical, and Archaeological, with Other Matter


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