watch guard

Definitions

  • The prisoner looks out of a barred window, watched by two guards
    The prisoner looks out of a barred window, watched by two guards
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n watch guard short chain or ribbon attaching a pocket watch to a man's vest
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Watch guard a chain or cord by which a watch is attached to the person.
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Usage

In literature:

The little watch-houses for guarding the newly-sown fields are a striking feature of the landscape.
"In Indian Mexico (1908)" by Frederick Starr
He guarded his culinary precincts with a watchful eye.
"Sundown Slim" by Henry Hubert Knibbs
No more need for watching and planning, and guarding; in fact, the less he realises the precautions which were necessary, the better.
"The Upas Tree" by Florence L. Barclay
Idun guarded the golden fruit of immortality with sleepless watchfulness.
"Myths That Every Child Should Know" by Various
They raised two towers to watch and guard the bridge.
"King Alfred of England" by Jacob Abbott
Bands of Highlanders watched its gates and accesses, guarding against Hanoverian sallies.
"Foes" by Mary Johnston
I have watched over your interests and have guarded the money left in trust with zealous care.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Vol. XIII, Nov. 28, 1891" by Various
I will do all that in me lies to watch over and guard Petronella.
"The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn" by Evelyn Everett-Green
Watchfully the guards stood near by, while the sentries, equally alert, paced the high walls.
"A Lover in Homespun" by F. Clifford Smith
I can watch this road from here as well as from anywhere else, and at the same time I can guard you.
"Once Upon A Time" by Richard Harding Davis
She evidently had a body-guard of watchful men.
"The Bradys and the Girl Smuggler" by Francis W. Doughty
Watch (guard) = gardi.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes
Then a coast guard, one of the men who march up and down the sands, keeping watch for shipwrecks, came along the boardwalk.
"The Story of a Plush Bear" by Laura Lee Hope
Like a mother guarding a busy careless child, Zura watched Miss Gray's comings and goings.
"The House of the Misty Star" by Fannie Caldwell Macaulay
Sometimes, however, there was a variation in time between the watches of the sergeant-major on the parade-ground and the guard at the gate.
""Over There" with the Australians" by R. Hugh Knyvett
Hester was watching her, Hester was keeping guard.
"Emily Fox-Seton" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Outside in the corridors guards patrolled, and there were four who watched the window.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
The Solar Guard captain left the laboratory and watched the colonists as they milled around in front of the Administration Building.
"The Space Pioneers" by Carey Rockwell
Ethne resumed her watch at the window, foreseeing her life, planning it out so that never might she be caught off her guard.
"The Four Feathers" by A. E. W. Mason
It only testified to the continual suspicion and guarded watchfulness maintained by tyrants.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
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In poetry:

Songs, march! he gives command,
Keep faithful watch and true;
The living and dead of the conquered land
Have now no guards save you.
"Sentinel Songs" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Yet think not, love, that at my death,
My spirit from thee will part ;—
I still will guard and watch over thee,
Tho' thou hast broken my heart.
"The Maniac" by Mary Anne Browne
Beautiful maiden, may never envy
Blanch the sweet roses and dim thy bright eye:
Purity, innocence, God is thy guide,
Angels shall guard and watch by thy side.
"Be Hopeful: IV -- The Resume" by Janet Hamilton
Shall he not gird her, guard her, make her rich,
(Not as the world is rich, in outward show,)
With all the love and watchful kindness which
A wise and tender manhood may bestow?
"A Mother Gazes Upon Her Daughter" by Henry Timrod
The baby Summer lies asleep and dreaming--
Dreaming and blooming like a guarded rose;
And March, a kindly nurse, though rude of seeming,
Is watching by the cradle hung with snows.
"By The Cradle" by Susan Coolidge
The Lord my pasture shall prepare
And feed me with a shepherd's care;
His presence shall my wants supply
And guard me with a watchful eye;
My noonday walks He shall attend
And all my midnight hours defend.
"Psalm 23 : The Lord My Pasture Shall Prepare" by Joseph Addison

In news:

FILE** Iranian Revolutionary Guard personnel watch the launch of a Zelzal missile more.
It features the silhouette of a man’s profile looking down, a watch tower with guard on patrol and a strand of barb-wire.
Crossing guard , 83, still standing watch.
Michigan State guard offensive lineman Chris McDonald, along with three members of the Spartans' defense, appeared on the latest college football award watch lists released today.
Gilad Shalit watched the Spanish goalkeeper and the Portuguese goalkeeper stand guard on the television screen.
As the film begins, Frank is hired to guard Rachel, who has received death threats, so he must spend long hours visiting her mansion and watching her concert act.
Cameras watch orchards, armed guards may be next.
The US Coast Guard Auxiliary awarded Rosemary Cooper, wife of Thomas Cooper, a 45-year Service Award at its annual Change of Watch ceremony Nov 10 at Roma Restaurant in Dover.
Point guard Glen Dean watches practice one week after brain surgery .
Enlarge BGSU's Katrina Salinas watches as Bailey Cairnduff and Miriam Justinger guard Butler 's Mandy McDivitt.
Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving has had to watch from the bench as his broken finger heals.
Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) watches from the floor as Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams (8) goes up for a layup in the first half of an NBA basketball game at Barclays Center, Friday, Dec 7, 2012, in New York.
Women on watch for the US Coast Guard's Great Lakes Cutter .
Coast Guard's Great Lakes Cutter gets 1st female watch crew.
Community Crime Watch on guard for the holidays.
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