Imperial guard

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the royal guard instituted by Napoleon I.

See also: Imperial

References in classic literature ?
He was a major in the Imperial guard and was at Waterloo.
A singer with a thundering voice -- a man certainly picked out from all the voices of France, as was the drum-major of the imperial guard from all the giants of the empire -- escorted by four other chanters, who appeared to be there only to serve him as an accompaniment, made the air resound, and the windows of the houses vibrate.
I have been wherever Napoleon led us, and have borne a part in every battle in which the Imperial Guard has struck a blow; but everybody knows all about these events.
Their fine white ruffs; their petticoats of linsey- woolsey, striped red and blue; their white knitted stockings, with clocks embroidered in colors, well drawn upon their legs; the square-toed shoes of tawny leather with black soles, and, above all, their headgear, that sort of tinsel horn, loaded down with ribbons and laces, which the women of Champagne still wear, in company with the grenadiers of the imperial guard of Russia, announced that they belonged to that class wives which holds the middle ground between what the lackeys call a woman and what they term a lady.
The attack of the Grenadiers of the French Imperial Guard was defeated and in honour of their victory the 1st Guards was made the Grenadier Guards.
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15pm) A 19th-century imperial guard to the Emperor of China is flung into the Wild West on a rescue mission.
Essentials It was initially bred as an Imperial guard dog and then used a fighting dog and for hunting bears and deer.
AS I understand it, bearskin hats were worn by French Emperor Napoleon's Imperial Guard and must have been unbearable in summer - unbearable for the bears too.
Apparently, issue was limited to the Imperial Guard and the more reliable units of the regular army.
I illustrate overleaf a recently rediscovered portrait painted in 1760 of the First-Class officer of the Imperial Guard, 'the Steadfast and Brave Hero Yisamu' (Fig.
The bearskin is thought to have been adopted from Napoleon's Imperial Guard after Waterloo in 1815.