Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See vanguard.

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Examples

  • Captain Winter was likewise by his turn of the vant-guard in this attempt, where also the Lieutenant-General marched himself; the said

    Summarie and true discourse of Sir Frances Drakes West Indian voyage

  • Captain Winter was likewise by his turn of the vant-guard in this attempt, where also the Lieutenant-General marched himself; the said Captain Winter, through a great desire to serve by land, having now exchanged his charge at sea with Captain Cecil for his band of footmen.

    Drake’s Great Armada

  • Captain Morgan, who at St. Domingo was of the vant-guard, had now by turn his charge upon the companies of the rearward.

    Drake’s Great Armada

  • Here the General took occasion to march with the companies himself in person, the Lieutenant-General having the vant-guard; and, going a mile up, or somewhat more, by the river-side, we might discern on the other side of the river over against us a fort which newly had been built by the Spaniards; and some mile, or thereabout, above the fort was a little town or village without walls, built of wooden houses, as the plot doth plainly shew.

    Drake’s Great Armada

  • I overpass many particular matters, as the hurting of Captain Sampson at sword blows in the first entering, unto whom was committed the charge of the pikes of the vant-guard by his lot and turn; as also of the taking of Alonzo Bravo, the chief commander of that place, by Captain Goring, after the said captain had first hurt him with his sword; unto which captain was committed the charge of the shot of the said vant-guard.

    Drake’s Great Armada

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