Castle-guard

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Castle-guard A feudal tenure, obliging the tenant to perform service within the realm, without limitation of time.
    • Castle-guard (O. Eng. Law) A tax or imposition an a dwelling within a certain distance of a castle, for the purpose of maintaining watch and ward in it; castle-ward.
    • Castle-guard The guard or defense of a castle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n castle-guard The guard which defends a castle.
    • n castle-guard A feudal charge or duty due from a tenant to his lord, payable either in personal service in defending the lord's castle or by commutations in money in certain cases.
    • n castle-guard The tenure or hold which such a tenant had on the land granted him by his lord.
    • n castle-guard The circuit around a castle subject to taxation for its maintenance.
    • n castle-guard Also called castle-ward.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Castle-guard the guard for the defence of a castle
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. castel—L. castellum, dim. of castrum, a fortified place.

Usage

In literature:

Kingsburgh was removed to Edinburgh castle under a strong guard of Kingston's Light-horse.
"Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745" by Mrs. Thomson
Had you had them, you would have guarded a green flag in Dublin Castle a week after you beat Walpole.
"Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry" by Thomas Davis
His tent was in the form of a castle, the battlements guarded by numerous sturdy men-at-arms.
"The Seven Champions of Christendom" by W. H. G. Kingston
It was arranged that Jason, with a few chosen companions, should proceed to the royal castle, leaving the remainder of the crew to guard the Argo.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
Dominique remained on guard, while Lecour, taking a candle, went through the old castle, making a rapid survey.
"The False Chevalier" by William Douw Lighthall
IN WHICH PHIL AND HIS FRIENDS GUARD THE CASTLE.
"Field and Forest" by Oliver Optic
The lord of the castle stopped only to tell Sir Roland to keep guard over the gate until they had all returned and to let no one enter.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Both had fair and great castles to guard them at either side.
"The Sundering Flood" by William Morris
Guinevere was guarded in the castle of Cameliard by a knight named Sir Mordaunt of North Umber who was greatly desirous of wedding her.
"A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines" by Clayton Edwards
Then from the castle came the king's guards, fleeing in haste.
"The Fire People" by Ray Cummings
The place is always guarded by soldiers, and no one is allowed to come near the castle, unless by special permission.
"Shepp's Photographs of the World" by James W. Shepp
Lieutenant Briset, of the Flemish Guards, was killed by the first shot fired from the castle.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
A company of French Guards, commanded by Captain Montigni, protected the castle.
"Louis XIV., Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
Charles the First lodged there one December night, a closely guarded prisoner on his way from Hurst Castle to Windsor.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
In the mean time, Bothwell continued in Edinburgh Castle for a while, under the protection of a strong guard.
"Mary Queen of Scots, Makers of History" by Jacob Abbott
Thus the castle was completely invested, being watched and guarded on every side.
"Richard II" by Jacob Abbott
It was hardly dawn when a strong guard of soldiers was drawn up without Nottingham Castle, and the prisoner was dragged forth from his cell.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
The Castle Guards depressed her.
"The Very Small Person" by Annie Hamilton Donnell
I cannot see that danger threatens from the Castle, and surely we are well guarded in front.
"Up the Forked River" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
And, besides, he gave the strictest orders that a guard should walk round the castle night and day.
"The Brown Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
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In poetry:

The castle of the human heart
Strong in its native sin;
Is guarded well, in every part,
By him who dwells within.
"The Heart Taken" by John Newton
THOU, that dost guard thy people, and protect!
Thou castle of defence, the weak to keep!
For Jesu's sake, do not my suit reject,
But hear my cry, before I go to sleep.
"A Prayer At Going To Bed" by Rees Prichard
Svend Vonved enter'd the castle yard;
There Randulph, wrapt in his skins, kept guard:
"Ho! Caitiff, ho! with shield and brand,
What art thou doing in this my land?"
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow
Give over now; forbear. The moonlight steeps
In silver silence towered castle-keeps
And cottage crofts, where apples bend the bough.
Peace guards us round, and many a tired heart sleeps.
Let me brush back the shadow from your brow.
Give over now.
"Pardon Time" by John Charles McNeill

In news:

More than 200 airmen from the Delaware Air National Guard 's 166th Airlift Wing began several days of training when they deployed this past weekend from New Castle to the training center in Alpena, Mich. By Staff reports.
Police use moat ' to guard the castle of Olympic Stadium.
Departing for the debate from the National Guard base in New Castle, Del.
Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by his wife Jill Biden, board Air Force Two, Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012, at a Delaware Air National Guard Base in New Castle, Del.
Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by his wife Jill Biden, board Air Force Two at a Delaware Air National Guard Base in New Castle, Del.
Police use moat' to guard the castle of Olympic Stadium.
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