Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A boot or pad worn by a horse to prevent wounding the feet by interfering or overreaching.
- n. plural Guards of infantry. The foot-guards in the British army form the garrison of the metropolis and the guard of the sovereign at Windsor. They consist of three regiments, the Grenadier, Coldstream, and Scots Fusilier Guards.
“Setting out from King's Bridge with a foot-guard of twenty men, these officers proceeded to the heights at East Chester, where they saw some of the enemy near the church, but could obtain no intelligence.”
“Then, turning with a moisture in my eyes -- for the organ had begun to sound within the abbey -- I found myself staring past the torch of a foot-guard and into the face of my nephew, risen from the dead!”
“Majesty and the Catholic faith, and they granted willingly a foot-guard of three hundred archers.”
“King remarked it, and sent me, under arrest, to the foot-guard at”
“The Companion escort and the foot-guard, and anyone looking on.”
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