Life Guards


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Life Guards

pl n
(Military) (in Britain) a cavalry regiment forming part of the Household Brigade, who wear scarlet jackets and white plumes in their helmets
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Southcott had recently attained her five-and-twentieth blessed birthday, of whom a prophetic private in the Life Guards had heralded the sublime appearance by announcing that arrangements were made for the swallowing up of London and Westminster.
An officer of the Cuirassier Life Guards, a handsome prince who everyone predicted would become aide-de-camp to the Emperor Nicholas I and have a brilliant career, left the service, broke off his engagement to a beautiful maid of honour, a favourite of the Empress's, gave his small estate to his sister, and retired to a monastery to become a monk.
A thin young lad, an hussar of the Life Guards, who had been losing that evening, climbed on the window sill, leaned over, and looked down.
But, it being whispered that a detachment of Life Guards had been sent for, they took to their heels with great expedition, and left the street quite clear.
By the time the young ladies reached Kensington turnpike, Amelia had not forgotten her companions, but had dried her tears, and had blushed very much and been delighted at a young officer of the Life Guards, who spied her as he was riding by, and said, "A dem fine gal, egad!" and before the carriage arrived in Russell Square, a great deal of conversation had taken place about the Drawing-room, and whether or not young ladies wore powder as well as hoops when presented, and whether she was to have that honour: to the Lord Mayor's ball she knew she was to go.
He abandoned the university to enlist in the aristocratic regiment of Life Guards, and he remained in the army, apparently, for seven or eight years, though he seems not to have been in active service and became a recognized wit at the London coffee-houses.
Hundreds watched the Garter Knights walk through the grounds in robes with the Household Cavalry Life Guards and the Blues and Royals lining the route.
Malay's MENRO and MDRRMO advised tourists to approach deployed life guards along the beach if stung by the creature.
The government had banned swimming at all beaches, where life guards are on a high alert due to high tides.
The woman, who was identified as Russian tourist Marina Suzdalcheva, was pulled out of the sea by life guards on Sunday afternoon and transferred by ambulance to the accident and emergency department at Famagusta General Hospital where doctors certified her death.
Responders arrived to find the beach's life guards administering CPR to a teenage boy who had already been pulled from the water.