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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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watchmanwatch‧man /ˈwɒtʃmən $ ˈwɑːtʃ-, ˈwɒːtʃ-/ noun (plural watchmen /-mən/) [countable]  old-fashionedBOTB someone whose job is to guard a place syn security guard night watchman
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watchmanBut most of our graves are forgotten by everyone except the cemetery watchman.Being a night watchman had its compensations, he had to admit.I liked the night air but the night watchman didn't like the open window.We were careful to avoid the watchman as we slipped inside the gate.Corrigan motioned for the watchman to approach.The following morning, as I arrived at work, the watchman was waiting for me.The watchman had come out of his hut and was staring at them.The watchman lay down on the sand and put his arms together over his head.
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