Horse Guards


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Horse Guards

pl n
1. (Military) the cavalry regiment that, together with the Life Guards, comprises the cavalry part of the British sovereign's Household Brigade
2. (Placename) their headquarters in Whitehall, London: also the headquarters of the British Army
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I am told,' said Bishop magnate to Horse Guards, 'that Mr Merdle has made another enormous hit.
Bar fell into discussion with Horse Guards concerning courts- martial.
There was a dinner giving in the Harley Street establishment, while Little Dorrit was stitching at her father's new shirts by his side that night; and there were magnates from the Court and magnates from the City, magnates from the Commons and magnates from the Lords, magnates from the bench and magnates from the bar, Bishop magnates, Treasury magnates, Horse Guard magnates, Admiralty magnates,--all the magnates that keep us going, and sometimes trip us up.
At the end of the ornamental water was the gray mass of the Horse Guards.
And what I tell you is this--that as long as our people go backwards and forwards, to and fro, up and down, to that there jolly old Maypole, lettering, and messaging, and fetching and carrying, you couldn't help your son keeping company with that young lady by deputy,--not if he was minded night and day by all the Horse Guards, and every man of 'em in the very fullest uniform.
They said that they did not know who had authorised the movements of the troops; their idea was that a dispute had arisen at the Horse Guards.
The officers may write to the papers demanding the heads of the Horse Guards in default of cleaner redress for grievances; the men may break loose across a country town and seriously startle the publicans; but neither officers nor men have it in their composition to mutiny after the continental manner.
The hurry in such cases is immediately over, and the place clear as soon as the king is gone by; but as there is always a great running and clutter just as the king passes, so having dropped the two little ladies, and done my business with them without any miscarriage, I kept hurrying on among the crowd, as if I ran to see the king, and so I got before the crowd and kept so till I came to the end of the Mall, when the king going on towards the Horse Guards, I went forward to the passage, which went then through against the lower end of the Haymarket, and there I bestowed a coach upon myself, and made off, and I confess I have not yet been so good as my word, viz.
His name was entered at the Horse Guards as an applicant for an ensign's commission; the purchase-money was deposited at an agent's; and Richard, in his usual characteristic way, plunged into a violent course of military study and got up at five o'clock every morning to practise the broadsword exercise.
Dick the soldiers at the Horse Guards - and being, besides, greatly pleased to see Agnes - rather plumed herself on the affair than otherwise, and received us with unimpaired good humour.
1996: Nelson Mandela, on a state visit to Britain, was welcomed by crowds on Horse Guards Parade and in the Mall.
TOMORROW's pageant in London, celebrating the 100th birthday of the Queen Mother, will feature a team of former jockeys, representing the Injured Jockeys' Fund, who will join a cast of thousands on Horse Guards Parade.