Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A watch or period in the night.
  • noun A watch or guard in the night.

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Examples

  • Also, I will say that in all my life I never went through more torment and mental suffering than on that lonely night-watch on the Sophie Sutherland.

    That Dead Men Rise Up Never

  • Both Securitas and its distant cousin G4S PLC, the global security industry's number one in terms of revenue and number of employees, trace their roots to a small night-watch business started in the early 20th century in Copenhagen.

    Securitas Remains on Acquisition Hunt in U.S. and Latin America Markets

  • Also, I will say that in all my life I never went through more torment and mental suffering than on that lonely night-watch on the Sophie

    THAT DEAD MEN RISE UP NEVER

  • My rage against the Mormon had left my brain in such a tingle that I was still awake when my father crawled into the wagon after a last round of the night-watch.

    Chapter 12

  • A single campfire burned near the center of town, where the night-watch gathered to warm up every hour or so.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • She was sure no harm had chanced — the knight was sleeping, she fancied, after his night-watch.

    The Talisman

  • The sun was sinking out of view, and the night-watch was being posted in the courtyard below.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • The sun was sinking out of view, and the night-watch was being posted in the courtyard below.

    Antiquarian Weird Tales: A DAMSEL WITH A DULCIMER By MALCOLM FERGUSON

  • A final immersion -- his lungs now so vast that he squats on the riverbed for what seems a night-watch, a fortnight, a lifetime, a deathtime: snails clinging to his ankles, minnows darting between his legs as if they were reeds --

    Evan Eisenberg: Mary Christ (Part 2)

  • Hildebrand has the watch on the tower — a heavy-headed knave, who holds a can of ale to be the best headpiece upon a night-watch.

    The Abbot

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