Perhaps the most significant structural flaw in the current system, however, is that the fox is guarding the henhouse.
He had been guarding the outer checkpoint of the base, and opened fire on the soldiers as they exited in their Humvees.
The book, which comes out in April, features as its protagonist an 82-year-old woman who's guarding a family secret.
The Chicagoans and others “guarding” the president create their own “us versus them” world.
Foreign fighters, including Saudis, are guarding them, he says.
The more rapidly his mind works the safer are the interests he is guarding.
The four chairs are still standing round it, as if they were guarding something.
Think of them all, all over the world; guarding the frontiers, making the paths, exploring the danger-zones!
There is some one working for you, guarding you, who desires to remain unknown.
While we are wasting time a dozen more may be guarding the entrance to the house.
early 15c., "one who keeps watch," from Middle French garde "guardian, warden, keeper; watching, keeping, custody," from Old French garder "to keep, maintain, preserve, protect" (corresponding to Old North French warder, see gu-), from Frankish *wardon, from Proto-Germanic *wardo- "to guard" (see ward (v.)). Abstract or collective sense of "a keeping, a custody" (as in bodyguard) also is from early 15c. Sword-play and fisticuffs sense is from 1590s. Guard-rail attested from 1860.
A spasm of muscles that minimizes the motion or agitation of sites that are affected by injury or disease.
(1.) Heb. tabbah (properly a "cook," and in a secondary sense "executioner," because this office fell to the lot of the cook in Eastern countries), the bodyguard of the kings of Egypt (Gen. 37:36) and Babylon (2 Kings 25:8; Jer. 40:1; Dan. 2:14). (2.) Heb. rats, properly a "courier," one whose office was to run before the king's chariot (2 Sam. 15:1; 1 Kings 1:5). The couriers were also military guards (1 Sam. 22:17; 2 Kings 10:25). They were probably the same who under David were called Pelethites (1 Kings 14:27; 2 Sam. 15:1). (3.) Heb. mishmereth, one who watches (Neh. 4:22), or a watch-station (7:3; 12:9; Job 7:12). In the New Testament (Mark 6:27) the Authorized Version renders the Greek _spekulator_ by "executioner," earlier English versions by "hangman," the Revised Version by "soldier of his guard." The word properly means a "pikeman" or "halberdier," of whom the bodyguard of kings and princes was composed. In Matt. 27:65, 66; 28:11, the Authorized Version renders the Greek _kustodia_ by "watch," and the Revised Version by "guard," the Roman guard, which consisted of four soldiers, who were relieved every three hours (Acts 12:4). The "captain of the guard" mentioned Acts 28:16 was the commander of the Praetorian troops, whose duty it was to receive and take charge of all prisoners from the provinces.