from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A circular guard for a sword or dagger.
  • n. In a vehicle, a hood to protect the axle from mud, and prevent mud from entering between the axle-box and the spindle; a cuttoo-plate, dirt-board, or round-robin.


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  • A little bit of everything that made Patsy was wrapped in the smile she gave the man in the Balmacaan coat standing by the wheel-guard of the car before the town post-office, a hand on the front seat.

    Seven Miles to Arden


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