Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Milit., the duty performed by a guard or sentinel.

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Examples

  • Durban police members of the National Protection Services resumed guard duties on Tuesday after suspending services on Monday in protest against the phasing out of guard-duty allowances.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Col Ray Harrald, spokesman for police headquarters in Pretoria, confirmed that guard-duty allowances would be reinstated in

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Dennis said Col Ray Harrald, a SAPS management represntative, had agreed to scrap the phasing out of guard-duty allowances after talks with the union on Tuesday.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Dennis said South African Police Services 'management had agreed to continue the payment of R304 a month guard-duty allowance to members of the NPS in KwaZulu/Natal while the investigation was in process.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Durban policemen of the National Protection Services resumed guard duties at 1pm on Tuesday after suspending services on Monday in protest against the phasing out of guard-duty allowances.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Finally Faro, tired of the continued silence, left them to take his own turn on guard-duty.

    If I Pay Thee Not In Gold

  • Because of their guard-duty time schedule, the men in these companies could not get away to see the famous entertainer shows such as the JACK BENNY SHOW touring Europe.

    THE WAY IT WAS

  • So we 'hit the chow line' of a guard-duty company at noon, found out who could play a musical instrument, sing, dance or whatever talent was there and incorporated them into our show which we performed as soon as possible after the noon meal.

    THE WAY IT WAS

  • Usually he tried to find something useful to do - like stand guard-duty, or spell someone at courier, or even take the place of one of the Guardians watching the Web.

    Magic's Promise

  • 'Until in the end Bidworthy has to get buckets and brushes and go down on his knees and do his own deck-scrubbing while Grayder, Shelton and the rest take turn for guard-duty.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

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