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A person whose job is to guard a building at night.
- ‘The director, who ran a demolition company, had been standing in for the nightwatchman at the compound.’
- ‘He moonlights as a nightwatchman at the Meadowbank leisure centre in Edinburgh.’
- ‘The original versions of the York Waits also worked as nightwatchmen and barely had enough money to mend their costumes.’
- ‘The plaintiff was the wife of one of three nightwatchmen who had gone to the defendant's hospital after drinking some tea and becoming ill.’
- ‘Nightwatchmen in Nairobi munch it to stay alert through the dangerous nights in the crime-ridden capital.’
- ‘Some trainers have nightwatchmen and some don't.’
- ‘I was a scab office cleaner during a labor strike of cleaners, nightwatchmen & porters, but I lost the contract when the offices I was cleaning were sabotaged by strikers.’
- ‘They broke into the store and looked for the nightwatchman.’
- ‘Male residents were forced to act as nightwatchmen and to help dig trenches.’
- ‘He was accused of threatening a nightwatchman with a pistol and was acclaimed as a martyr when he maintained his innocence, refusing to name the true culprit.’
- ‘In a struggle the nightwatchman punches him and the accused then kills the nightwatchman.’
- ‘A nightwatchman later overheard him bragging about his duplicity and arrested him.’
- ‘The four are interrupted by the nightwatchman, Victor.’
- ‘He also served, when necessary, in the role of nightwatchman, guarding all the horses and vehicles of the royal carriage and hobby stables.’
- ‘When the nightwatchman discovered the door unlocked and someone sleeping inside, he turned the key in the lock.’
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