The D.C. Circuit has been their springboard for rear-guard actions against the administration, and they want to preserve it.
When you have to cross a river, put your advance-guard and your rear-guard at a distance from the banks.
Indeed, his rear-guard could not get back until the next day.
Behind us came the sergeants with the remainder, for rear-guard.
Davoust, with twenty-five thousand men, remained as a rear-guard.
The enemy made no attempt to annoy the baggage or the rear-guard.
I knew it instantly for the rear-guard of my command, and the sight of it thrilled me.
This is the rear-guard, the voluntary laggard, the hermit, who wishes to remain alone until the end.
The first man we came up with was Quinn, with the rear-guard.
The little column was closed by a squad of the cavalry acting as rear-guard.