See also:part of a
See also:castle, answering to the citadel of
See also:modern times . The arrangement is said to have originated with Gundulf,
See also:bishop of Rochester (d . 1ro8), architect of the
See also:White Tower . The Norman keep is generally a very massive square tower . There is generally a well in a medieval keep, ingeniously concealed in the thickness of a
See also:wall or in a pillar . The most celebrated keeps of Norman times in England are the White Tower in
See also:London, those at Rochester Arundel and Newcastle, Castle Hedingham, &c . When the keep was circular, as at Conisborough and Windsor, it was called a "
See also:shell-keep " (see CASTLE) . The verb " to keep," from which the noun with its particular meaning here treated was formed, appears in O.E. as cepan, of which the derivation is unknown; no words related to it are found in cognate
See also:languages . The earliest meaning (c. r000) appears to have been to
See also:lay hold of, to seize, from which its
See also:common uses of to guard, observe, retain possession of, have
See also:developed .
LAURA KEENE (c. 1820-1873)
ROBERT PORTER KEEP (1844-1904)
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