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Meaning of night watch

night' watch"

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

Night' Watch" The

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  1. a painting (1642) by Rembrandt.
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