from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In watch-making, a mechanism, provided with a fusee, to prevent the watch from being over-wound.
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I'm sad to see you caved and removed the chain-guard.
One set of guards, composing the entire chain-guard upon the parapet, were kept on guard duty eight hours out of twenty-four.
A double chain-guard of infantry was now thrown around us with orders to shoot any one who attempted an escape.
They were not allowed to approach nearer than the bayonet's point of the double chain-guard of
Here are near twenty acres of ground inclosed by a plank wall sixteen feet high, upon the top of which a walk or parapet has been constructed four feet wide for the chain-guard, or sentinels, to walk.