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sentinel
used in Treasure Island

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Definition
a person who stands guard or looks out for something
  • Soon after, with a drink all round, we lay down to sleep, and the outside of Silver's vengeance was to put George Merry up for sentinel and threaten him with death if he should prove unfaithful.
    Chapter 29 — The Black Spot Again (94% in)
  • 30 On Parole I WAS wakened—indeed, we were all wakened, for I could see even the sentinel shake himself together from where he had fallen against the door-post—by a clear, hearty voice hailing us from the margin of the wood: "Block house, ahoy!" it cried.
    Chapter 30 — On Parole (1% in)

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