night' watch"

1. a watch or guard kept during the night.
2. a person or the persons keeping such a watch.
3. Usually, night watches. the periods or divisions into which the night was divided in ancient times.

Night' Watch", The

a painting (1642) by Rembrandt.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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