Life guard


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(Mil.) a body of select troops attending the person of a prince or high officer.
(Mil.) See under Guard.

See also: Guard, Life

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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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.
John O'Sullivan of the Inchydoney inshore boat committee said: "We would like to thank the member of the public for his vigilance and his decision to contact the Life Guard about his concerns.
Basing from the short preview, the third installment of the hit Netflix original will have eight episodes, namely: "Suzie, Do You Copy?", "The Mall Rats", "The Case of the Missing Life Guard", "The Sauna Test", "The Source", "The Birthday", "The Bite", and "The Battle of Starcourt".
A life guard brought him to shore and he was taken by ambulance to Paphos hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
My husband immediately attended to my son, as they searched for a life guard, a medic or a small first aid station in Boardwalk Cloud 9.
"A life guard is the basic frontline service that we should have, but even some simple signage will help (to inform) people on the risks involved," he said.
In 2002, she helped found Life Guard International Air Ambulance, and in 2007, she reorganized it into Life Guard International--Flying ICU (Flying ICU).