- n. Plural form of guard.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A body of picked troops
“Little innocent children played about in the cabin, and would run to the guards -- the _guards_ of an American steam-boat are an extension of the deck on each side, beyond the paddle boxes, which gives great width for stowage -- now and then, to wonder, in infantine language, at the next boat, or the water, or something else that drew their attention.”
“This cutter is supported on what he terms guards, which are attached to the front edge of the platform or cutter-bar (as termed by Hussey), one every three inches the whole width of the machine, projecting horizontally in front about six or eight inches.”
“It was, however, interesting to see the tactics used by the guards from the point of view of Max, himself an expert in breaking the human spirit.”
“He was armed with the weapons of the slain guards — a live arsenal that fled through the hills pursued by the organised might of society.”
“What it does is, it puts more pressure on your main guards, John and Kirk.”
“In a racing game do I care what color my shin guards are?”
“Senior Monica Gibbs, one of the nation's top rebounding guards, is the Roadrunners 'driving force on offense and defense.”
“Have you ever noticed the resemblance between fat people and the Gamorrean guards from the Star Wars movies?”
“A mediocre group of guards is topped by Oklahoma's massive Duke Robinson.”
“You come to believe that no number of border control guards is going to stop someone like that.”
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Several of these words may seem misspelled. I copied them that way from the primary source in which I found the list: Salem Gazette, Thursday, Nov. 29, 1781.
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