Face-guard

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Face-guard a kind of mask to guard or protect the face
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. face—L. ''facies'', form, face; perh. from facĕre, to make.

Usage

In literature:

The pale faced prisoners are even now moving toward the west, guarded by fifty of their braves.
"The American Family Robinson" by D. W. Belisle
The soldiers march up and Tosca places herself to the left of the guard's room, in order to face her lover.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
I knew now why the night guard's face was ash-colored, and why he could not speak.
"Anting-Anting Stories" by Sargent Kayme
With a cry of pain, the man covered his face, and Flor spun, to swing the strap at the other guard.
"Millennium" by Everett B. Cole
In one face of the wall was a single gate of massive iron, strongly guarded.
"The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays" by Ambrose Bierce
So between two armed, burly guards, Job went to look into the face of the strangest audience he had ever seen.
"The Transformation of Job" by Frederick Vining Fisher
The guard toppled, a hurt expression on his face.
"The Judas Valley" by Gerald Vance
The guard passed close to us, and I saw his face as white and set as if he were already dead.
"The Other Side of the Door" by Lucia Chamberlain
The two guards (one with his face cut) were running up and down on the down side of the bridge (which was not torn up) quite wildly.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
As soon as the order is given and the two little armies stand face to face the Polish Lancers halt and the Old Guard stand still.
"The Bronze Eagle" by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
She opened it guardedly, and looked earnestly into the face of the stranger.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
The two guards (one with his face cut) were running up and down on the down-track of the bridge (which was not torn up) quite wildly.
"My Father as I Recall Him" by Mamie Dickens
At their approach, the guarding ring shifted so that the soldier whose head was still bulging with the brown liquid, faced them.
"The Raid on the Termites" by Paul Ernst
The guards glanced at her compassionately, awed by the whiteness of her face, and the awful calmness of her manner.
"Peggy Owen and Liberty" by Lucy Foster Madison
In the barn the prisoner and his guard faced each other in silence.
"The Little Regiment" by Stephen Crane
As the advance guard drew still closer, Canaris thrust his face against the stone.
"Guy in the Jungle" by William Murray Graydon
The captain of the guards was a fleshy man with a smell of wine about him and a face already crumbling apart though his hair was not yet grey.
"Black Amazon of Mars" by Leigh Brackett
The second guard twisted around and punched O'Toole in the face.
"One-Way Ticket to Nowhere" by Leroy Yerxa
These outlets should be faced with mason work, and guarded with iron gratings.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
When she had been led off by the guard of women, I never expected to behold her face again.
"The King's Assegai" by Bertram Mitford
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In poetry:

For thy glory fair
We should face the foe,
And thy freedom guarding
Glad our lives bestow!
"To Russia" by Ivan Nikitin
Her eyes were resting on his face,
As shyly glad, by stealth to glean
Impressions of his manly grace
And guarded mien;
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
What is a home? A guarded space,
Wherein a few, unfairly blest,
Shall sit together, face to face,
And bask and purr and be at rest?
"A Home" by Susan Coolidge
His terrors keep the world in awe;
His justice guards his holy law;
His love reveals a smiling face;
His truth and promise seal the grace.
"Hymn 168" by Isaac Watts
An age of mysteries! which he
Must live twice that would God's face see;
Which angels guard, and with it play,
Angels! which foul men drive away.
"Childhood" by Henry Vaughan
Guarding the window stood the tree,
Where Robin ev'ry act could see.
As morning rose he march'd in view,
Asking the ladies "how they do?"
Till Spring he shunn'd the feather'd race;
Familiar with the human face.
"The Robin-Red-Breast" by William Hutton

In news:

Portland Trail Blazers guard Elliot Williams (9) dunks late in the game as the Portland Trail Blazers face the Phoenix Suns at the Rose Garden.
As members of the Louisiana Air National Guard 's Bayou Militia, Ashley and Michael Martell knew they could face leaving their children behind for duty abroad.
Ex-jail guard faces civil right s charges in death of inmate in 2008.
Whether caught off guard or simply making a funny face, these usually sexy celebrities have experienced flashbulb faux pas, resulting in extremely embarrassing and unflattering photos.
Cartier-Bresson Chafes Over a Book Of Photographs of His Well-Guarded Face.
Wakeelah Salaam had been shopping by herself for less than ten minutes at the Bridegwater Commons Mall when a security guard approached her and told her to remove her traditional Muslim face covering.
Everyone knows the Heat could use a fresh new face at point guard and center this offseason.
MANKATO August 27, 2012 – A Mankato man is facing multiple charges including felony assault after allegedly trying to run over an apartment security guard.
A former Bosnian prison camp guard who's lived in Roanoke County for more than a decade faces extradition to his native country on war-crimes charges.
TARBORO — Good and evil will face off in a "steel cage of fright" at the National Guard Armory in Tarboro on Saturday, Oct 20 when the Christian-based "League of Integrity" basketball league brings professional wrestling to town.
Corbin faces tough choice at backup point guard.
Security guard faces charges for fast-food fake-out.
Charlestown guard Kaitlynn Henning and the rest of the Pirates will face New Washington on Wednesday.
That will happen Saturday as Flower Mound Marcus' Marcus Smart will face Fort Bend Travis twin guards Andrew and Aaron Harrison at 8:30 pm for the Class 5A title.
Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin wipes his face as he sits the bench in the third quarter during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz on Monday, Nov 19, 2012, in Salt Lake City.
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