n.1.A house in which a watch or guard is placed.
2.A place where persons under temporary arrest by the police of a city are kept; a police station; a lockup.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"Well, let's go," said Denisov, and rode all the way to the watchhouse in silence and frowning angrily.
As they approached the watchhouse Denisov stopped, peering into the forest.
Both had thought Desmond, of Watchhouse Parade, Newport, was begging when they saw him sitting in Womanby Street in the early hours of May 31, with Billy by his side, said prosecutor Nuhu Gobir.
The two are facing one count each of serious assault and public nuisance and were detained overnight at the Southport Watchhouse and faced the Southport Magistrates Court on Saturday.
N7 Northbound - N7 to Jct 12, towards Kilcullen on the R413, Left on the Athgarven, via Two Mile House and Raffertys Mill, onto the L2023 to Watchhouse crossroads, turn right onto the R411.
Winnie O'Malley, a middle-aged woman, was charged at the Fitzroy Court on Monday with having at the Fitzroy watchhouse on the night of August 6, assaulted Agnes Dobbie ...
The women were put into the city Police Watchhouse for three days.
Police arrested Mr Fayyaz and he was taken to the ACT watchhouse and charged.
Operating from the Watchhouse Museum in Tynemouth, the TVLB attends around 120 emergencies a year.
Similarly, he does not fit within an easy definition of those who select clients based on achieving larger lawyer social ends--he was called by the Brisbane Watchhouse to represent Dr Haneef.
Six other beaches all achieved basic passes, including Barry WatchHouse Bay, Cold Knap, Jackson's Bay and Penarth in the Vale of Glamorgan, Newton Bay in Bridgend and Ogmore Central.