face guard

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n face guard face mask consisting of a strong wire mesh on the front of football helmets
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Face guard a mask with windows for the eyes, worn by workman exposed to great heat, or to flying particles of metal, stone, etc., as in glass works, foundries, etc.
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Usage

In literature:

Therefore, in the face of all this, much depended on the efficiency of our guard duty.
"A Soldier in the Philippines" by Needom N. Freeman
There was such evident expectation in his face that the guard seemed afraid to disappoint it.
"The Giant's Robe" by F. Anstey
He walked between two guards, his hand free; his eyes sought on all sides for a friendly face.
"An Eagle Flight" by José Rizal
The officer raised his face, threw up his hands, and fell back across the low railing, which served as a guard at the foot of the stairs.
"The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet" by Kenneth Ward
Many things thou needest, but only against the freezing stare of the Gorgon's face can I guard thee now.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Charlie's face was ghastly, and the doctor, surprised beyond measure at sight of him, kept guard with a watchful eye.
"A Man of Two Countries" by Alice Harriman
The Guards on the right, that is, to the south of the 9th brigade, similarly faced Gun Hill.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
This fat-faced one slipped through the guard lines.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
It is necessary that we Rulans show our faces above before we arouse the suspicions of the guards.
"The Copper-Clad World" by Harl Vincent
His face became livid with rage as he found my guard impregnable, while blood flowed from a dozen minor wounds upon his face and body.
"The Gods of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
She left him, once, to answer the telephone, and when she came back, she caught him off guard, and saw his face in repose.
"Rope" by Holworthy Hall
Bill staggered, caught himself and came back, arms up and fists guarding his face.
"Rim o' the World" by B. M. Bower
Reid tried to guard his face against her fury, attempted to grapple her arms and hold her.
"The Flockmaster of Poison Creek" by George W. Ogden
In that moment the guard's fine face flushed again, and then set itself in cold, resolute lines.
"Against Odds" by Lawrence L. Lynch
Ahead of him, as he rose to his feet, the line of guards stood out as paler darknesses against the vertiginous island face.
"The Sensitive Man" by Poul William Anderson
He broke down my guard once and drove with fierce force for my face.
"My Brave and Gallant Gentleman" by Robert Watson
It was really laughable to see the singular expression on the faces of the guard, as they looked around upon the peaceful looking room.
"In and Out of Rebel Prisons" by Lieut. A. [Alonzo] Cooper
The guard is turned to face inboard.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone
A solid wall of guards surrounded him, grim-faced, hugging guns and protection shields.
"The Variable Man" by Philip K. Dick
The guard was standing facing the spot where Stan was crouching.
"A Yankee Flier in Italy" by Rutherford G. Montgomery
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In poetry:

Yet! who sails with face set hard
Westward,—while behind him lies
Unfaith,—where his dreams keep guard
Round it, in the sunset skies,
He may reach it—afterward.
"Voyagers" by Madison Julius Cawein
Facing up and down the yard,
King Olaf's guard
Saw the sea-mist slowly creeping
O'er the sands, and up the hill,
Gathering still
Round the house where they were sleeping.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf V. -- The Skerry Of Shri" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Lofty walls and guarded gates
Thwart not love's most strong desire;
Listen, while my tongue relates
How I quenched love's burning fire:
Deepest abyss, love, for thee,
Would I plunge, thy face to see.
"The Vestal Virgin" by Eloise Alberta Bibb
Christ's Troop, Mary's Guard, God's own men,
Draw your swords and strike at Hell and strike again.
Every steel-born spark that flies where God's battles are,
Flashes past the face of God, and is a star.
"Stars" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer
But while you love me, keep our hearts' deep faith
As some High Priest would guard the holy place;
Let me not see the shame upon your face
Of one unworthy of Love's vital breath,
So while you love me, keep our hearts' high faith!
""If you should cease to love me"" by Corrine Roosevelt Robinson
O WHEN the desert blossomed like a mystic silver rose,
And the moon shone on the palace, deep guarded to the gate,
And softly touched the lowly homes fast barred against their foes,
And lit the faces hewn of stone, that seemed to watch and wait–
"From 'In Egypt'" by Virna Sheard

In news:

Faced with shortages of guards that approach 50 percent, Texas prison officials have begun transferring inmates from two Texas Panhandle penitentiaries to units elsewhere in the state.
A guard testified Saturday, confirming testimony from a day earlier that Manning was crying and put his hands over his face one day in January 2011 after being scolded by jailers.
Kentucky added a very familiar face to its coaching staff on Tuesday with former guard John Schlarman coming back to coach the Wildcats' offensive line.
New Spurs guard faces big learning curve .
The Cavaliers survived a face-first fall from their star point guard.
National Guard soldiers and airmen face unemployment crisis.
In the face of Hurricane Sandy, the Army continued to guard the Tomb of the Unknowns on Monday but not with the familiar, choreographed 21 paces that the public typically sees.
National Guard soldiers and airmen face unemployment crisis.
Italian Premier Mario Monti on Saturday proposed a special European summit to confront growing populism in the face of the continent's financial crisis.We are in a. Mexico old guard has new face in return to power.
And yet, with the help of its media Praetorian Guard , it's managed to spin a disaster into an attack on Mitt Romney — and Romney appears to be retreating in its face.
A Monroe County prison inmate is facing assaults charges after a guard was stuck by used needle in his locker.
An inmate at the Philadelphia House of Correction sliced a female prison guard in the face with a 4-inch piece of metal earlier today.
Missouri Guard soldiers face off against Union troops during a reenactment of the Battle of Wilson's Creek outside Springfield on Aug 13.
MANKATO-August 28, 2012-(KMKO)-A Mankato man faces numerous charges after allegedly trying to run over a security guard Friday morning.
UMass Lowell guard Akeem Williams (11) sticks a hand in the face of St Michael's guard Corey Crawford on Tuesday night in Lowell.
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