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Night watchman   /naɪt wˈɑtʃmən/   Listen
Night watchman

A watchman who works during the night.

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"Night watchman" Quotes from Famous Books

... the blue vase packed in excelsior and reposing in a stout cardboard box, Bill Peck entered a restaurant and ordered dinner. When he had dined he engaged a taxi and was driven to the flying field at the Marina. From the night watchman he ascertained the address of his pilot friend and at midnight, with his friend at the wheel, Bill Peck and his blue vase soared up into the moonlight and ...
— The Go-Getter • Peter B. Kyne

... guiltily about. It was a night watchman. He stepped slowly out to the mortar box as he spoke, and ...
— Stories from Everybody's Magazine • 1910 issues of Everybody's Magazine

... the night watchman, who had just come on duty. Ned knew him, for the man, James Rafferty, had once been employed as a porter in the bank of ...
— Frank Roscoe's Secret • Allen Chapman

... to make the hole big enough not only to hold the treasure they wished to deposit there, but the body of one of the crew,—who was buried with the valuables in order that his spirit might act as a day and night watchman to frighten away people who might happen to be digging in that ...
— Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts • Frank Richard Stockton

... more to see you. Here we are in town. The whole village sends greetings! From Anton the stable-boy—he is now head man—to the old night watchman whose horn you once hung up on the top of the tower. Oh, what a pleasure ...
— The German Classics Of The Nineteenth And Twentieth Centuries, Volume 12 • Various

... grown up, went away somewhere, and from that time on the friendship between old Tim and Chieftain became closer than ever. Tim spent more and more of his time at the stable, until at the end, he fixed himself a bunk in the night watchman's office and ...
— Horses Nine - Stories of Harness and Saddle • Sewell Ford

... throw oneself into the river. In the house-painting line it often happens that a man has to give up working on ladders and scaffoldings at fifty. He at first found some work to do on the ground level. Then he was lucky enough to get a job as night watchman. But that's over, he's been turned away from everywhere, and, for two months now, he's been lying in this nook waiting to die. The landlord hasn't dared to fling him into the street as yet, though ...
— The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete - Lourdes, Rome and Paris • Emile Zola

... great circus behind him too, and now he started climbing again, for his way led him upwards on the slope of the Aventine Hill. The silence here seemed more absolute than among the dwellings of the rich, for there, at times, a night watchman would emerge from a cross-road and give challenge to the belated passer-by, whilst a certain bustle of suspended animation always reigned around the palace of the Emperor even during the hours of sleep; ...
— "Unto Caesar" • Baroness Emmuska Orczy

... a voice of one of Gray's old converts, a night watchman at the packing houses, who sometimes solaced his lonesome hours by a verse or two of ...
— In His Steps • Charles M. Sheldon

... upon a small scale was raging. I must plead ignorance till now of this strange manner of propitiating the supernatural powers. If I ever read of it, it has passed away and been forgotten, like a thousand things one reads of. Another custom which interferes with slumber is the noise made by the night watchman, who walks backward and forward beating a tenor gong with a hard stick. One, two, three, slowly, followed by two quick taps, is the signal that all is well. Extraordinary precautions have to be taken in the cities against theft. ...
— Round the World • Andrew Carnegie

... unconscious fallen beauty. A couple of the lately organized city police enter and take charge. Even the blood stained gold is gathered from the floor. Light after light is turned out. The main hall has at last no tenants but the night watchman and the police, waiting by the dead gambler. He lies prone on the floor, awaiting his last judge, the city coroner. This genial official is sought from his cards and cups, to certify the causes of death of the outcast of ...
— The Little Lady of Lagunitas • Richard Henry Savage

Words linked to "Night watchman" :   security guard, watcher, watchman

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