night watchman

Definitions

  • Night Watchman Came in With a House Policeman 071
    Night Watchman Came in With a House Policeman 071
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n night watchman a watchman who works during the night
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Quotations

  • Tallulah Bankhead
    Tallulah Bankhead
    “It's one of the tragic ironies of the theatre that only one man in it can count on steady work -- the night watchman.”

Usage

In literature:

The night-watchman went too, and the stage the following evening brought out a cook to start up the boarding-house.
"Shadow Mountain" by Dane Coolidge
He must be a watchman in the night.
"The Message and the Man:" by J. Dodd Jackson
It is the night watchman.
"An Ocean Tramp" by William McFee
The night watchman saw nothing, heard nothing.
"The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories" by Charles Weathers Bump
The drowsy night watchman is slowly pacing the streets.
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
This wasn't the campus, where there was a night-watchman to report lights, and Mrs. Chapin was very accommodating about giving permission.
"Betty Wales Freshman" by Edith K. Dunton
Perhaps sooner or later some night-watchman would hear him.
"The Girl in the Mirror" by Elizabeth Garver Jordan
We thought of Old Martin, the night watchman.
"The Brassbounder" by David W. Bone
It seemed the night watchman had opened the rear door of the museum for a breath of air or maybe a smoke.
"The Very Black" by Dean Evans
Watchman, what of the night?
"Studies in Prophecy" by Arno C. Gaebelein
The night watchman is ordered to include this combined office and residence of mine in every round he makes.
"Eleven Possible Cases" by Frank R. Stockton
The watchman has just announced the last hour of night.
"A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by Felix Dahn
He appointed a forester as watchman, and spent the night in a log cabin hastily built near by.
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
But to-night neither the policeman nor the watchman was in sight.
"The Newsboy Partners" by Frank V. Webster
There is no possibility of breaking into that safe by night, undetected by the watchman?
"Three Thousand Dollars" by Anna Katharine Green
Slept like a night watchman.
"Ewing\'s Lady" by Harry Leon Wilson
For do not hands, feet, figure cry our deeds as the watchman cries the hour in the night?
"Bye-Ways" by Robert Smythe Hichens
Taking a little alarm-clock that the night watchman loans me, I go back among the cages, where I am to keep strange vigil.
"Careers of Danger and Daring" by Cleveland Moffett
He looks out for the furnace in winter and is a night watchman in a bank.
"A Top-Floor Idyl" by George van Schaick
Ask me now what of the night and what of the day, for I am the watchman who is fixing his eyes upon life and finding it good.
"The Day of His Youth" by Alice Brown
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In poetry:

'Watchman, what of the night?'
'The tide flows in from the sea;
There's water to float a little cockboat
Will carry such fishers as we.'
"The Watchman" by Charles Kingsley
Last night I watched for Death--
So sick of life was I!--
When in the street beneath
I heard his watchman cry
The hour, while passing by.
"Time And Death And Love" by Madison Julius Cawein
'Watchman, what of the night?'
'The night is a fruitful time;
When to many a pair are born children fair,
To be christened at morning chime.'
"The Watchman" by Charles Kingsley
Lo! on the eastern summit, clad in gray,
Morn, like a horseman girt for travel, comes,
And from his tower of mist,
Night's watchman hurries down.
"Fragments" by Henry Kirke White
What of the night, watchman? What of the night?
"Cloudy — all quiet — no land yet — all's right."
Be wakeful, be vigilant! — danger may be
At an hour when all seemeth securest to thee.
"The Mariner's Hymn" by Caroline Anne Bowles Southey
What time the rose of dawn is laid across the lips of night,
And all the little watchman-stars have fallen asleep in light,
'Tis then a merry wind awakes, and runs from tree to tree,
And borrows words from all the birds to sound the reveille.
"The Angler’s Reveille" by Henry Van Dyke

In news:

El Velador (The Night Watchman ) Visit the film's website to learn more about the film, the filmmaker and upcoming screenings.
The Fable of the Night Watchman .
Indie & Arthouse films: 'The Ballad of Genesis And Lady Jaye' and 'El Velador: The Night Watchman '.
Martín is the night watchman at a busy development in the Mexican state of Sinoloa.
Night of the Living Night Watchman .
El Velador, The Night Watchman.
The Fable of the Night Watchman.
Indie & Arthouse films: 'The Ballad of Genesis And Lady Jaye' and 'El Velador: The Night Watchman'.
Night of the Living Night Watchman.
An autopsy report reveals that 17-year-old Trayvon Martin had drugs in his system the night he was shot and killed by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman.
El Velador, The Night Watchman .
We can hear the night watchman click his flashlight/Ask himself if it's him or them that's really insane.
Credit El Velador (The Night Watchman).
Maddox was the night watchman at the Kentucky Burley Tobacco Warehouse in Harrodsburg.
From dusk to dawn, "El Velador (The Night Watchman)" watches over the mausoleums of some of Mexico's notorious drug lords.
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