To mount guard

Related to To mount guard: Mouth guard
(Mil.) to go on duty as a guard or sentinel.
(Mil.) to go on guard; to march on guard; to do duty as a guard.

See also: Guard, Mount

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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That was what it was, thought I, to have the captain wounded; and again I blamed myself sharply for leaving them in that danger with so few to mount guard.
It was, indeed, Peppino who was preparing to mount guard as comfortably as possible by seating himself opposite to the door, and placing between his legs an earthen pan, containing chick-pease stewed with bacon.
Then it became the turn of Athos, Porthos, and Aramis to mount guard with D'Artagnan when he was on duty.
Or at least White Fang thought he was deserted, until he smelled out the master's canvas clothes-bags alongside of him, and proceeded to mount guard over them.
"I am very proud to be a member of the Household Division and to be the first Sikh Guardsman to mount guard in a turban will be the best thing in my life, especially as a member of the Scots Guards.
Surely the council realises that if the shelter goes the villagers, however determined, will not be able to mount guard in this weather.