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

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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
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.
The Life Guard was snapped standing to attention in all his finery at the Horse Guards building in Whitehall yesterday.
Tenders are invited for Providing man powers to life guard and swimming coach at HDMC swimming pool hubballi from the private manpower service provider.
In 2002, she helped found Life Guard International Air Ambulance, and in 2007, she reorganized it into Life Guard International--Flying ICU (Flying ICU).
Often, the only 'safety' measure that hotels employ is to put a sign up saying that no life guard is in attendance and that swimming is at the user's own risk.
There are people who do realize that the restriction is for their good and safety yet there is also no dearth of mischief makers keen to take the risk," said Abdul Wadood a life guard at one of the spots.
I hope to build a life guard tower somewhere in the vicinity of 'Ta Bania' on the Kato Paphos seafront," said, explaining that many people have told him that the lifeguards in the area don't have the optimum view of the bathing area.