Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A light shield so placed as to protect riders or passengers from mud thrown by the wheel of a bicycle, carriage, or motor-car.
“He jerked against some tin thing on the road, and it flew up between front wheel and mud-guard.”
“That must be the buckle of the wallet was rattling on the mud-guard.”
“They filled him with apprehension by looking at the house which sheltered him, but the sight of his bicycle, propped in a drunk and incapable attitude against the doorway, humping its rackety mud-guard and leering at them with its darkened lantern eye, drove them away — so it seemed to Mr. Hoopdriver — to the spacious swallow of the Golden Dragon.”
“The front of the car was severely banged, one mud-guard of our victoria was bent, and our conversation was interrupted.”
“A curly-headed old man with a bit of bast tied round his hair, and his bent back dark with perspiration, came towards the carriage, quickening his steps, and took hold of the mud-guard with his sunburnt hand.”
“Perhaps it is only that a lot of mud is jammed between the mud-guard and the wheel.”
“Henschel, get out and take off the mud-guard, perhaps then we can make it.”
“The front mud-guard of George's Douglas choked up with a lamentable frequency.”
“I certainly struck him all right with the mud-guard.”
“It was while he was hurrying from one sphere of activity to another that the collision occurred, resulting in injury to the plaintiff's mud-guard and loss of valuable time.”
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