I was guarding you while you dozed.
He spent most of the day guarding the goats.
The ticket furnished an easy means for guarding the meetings of the society against intrusions."
They looked like two seated sentinels guarding the castle gate.
If he was a sentry guarding the lake, he'd deemed her not a threat.
Protective of his sole treasure, he had never entrusted anyone else with guarding it.
The service in the departments comprises brigades, which are actually engaged in guarding the frontiers, and a clerical staff (service de bureau) entrusted with the collection of the duties.
The emperor's chief work was guarding the frontiers and establishing military positions.
There are four sections in the game, namely, drawing, guarding, trailing and driving.
The wide expanse that opened out before the heights on which the Russian batteries stood guarding the bridge was at times veiled by a diaphanous curtain of slanting rain, and then, suddenly spread out in the sunlight, far-distant objects could be clearly seen glittering as though freshly varnished.
Our last one was about guarding your little meat-cicle, right, Rhyn?
from Tyne to Solway, more exactly from Wallsend to Bowness, he built a continuous rampart, more probably of turf than of stone, with a ditch in front of it, a number of small forts along it, one or two outposts a few miles to the north of it, and some detached forts (the best-known is on the hill above Maryport) guarding the Cumberland coast beyond its western end.
Exceptions, however, are Tory Island and North Aran off the Donegal coast, Achill and Clare off Mayo, the South Arans guarding Galway Bay, the Blasquets and Valencia off the Kerry coast.
On a Persian intaglio are two sphinxes face to face, each wearing a tiara and guarding a sacred plant which is seen between them; but the sphinx, whether of the Egyptian or the Assyrian type, is not found in Persian sculptures (Perrot and Chipiez, History of Art in Persia, Eng.
The warriors guarding the dwelling eyed her.
She sat down because the code of conduct about standing while guarding took second place to comfort.
Tell me, Watcher, if I am the Gatekeeper, what gate am I guarding?
The Sultan's forces guarding the Straits were not yet at the end of Nov.
In short, the function of guarding and supervising the trade monopoly split up into various fragments, the aggregate of the crafts superseding the old general gild merchant.
It often included also the duty of guarding the lord's castle, and of holding one's own castle subject to the plans of the lord for the defence of his fief.
The remains date from a reconstruction of Roman times,' in which the material of two earlier periods has been used: the large blocks belonging to the original fortifications bear Phoenician masons' marks; but the long line of towers at regular intervals is a thoroughly Roman characteristic. The castle, dating from the middle ages, with three lofty towers guarding the entrance, occupies the south-eastern extremity of the town.
In vain Savonarola besought them to lay down their arms. When the church was finally stormed Savonarola was seen praying at the altar, and Fra Domenico, armed with an enormous candlestick, guarding him from the blows of the mob.
From this it is a short step to say with the Quicumque vult that the Spirit proceeds from the Son, while guarding the idea that the Father is the one fountain of Deity.
The Russians, then, at the beginning of June, were divided into three groups, the Southern, or offensive group (3 5,000), in the triangle Neuchwang-Haicheng-Kaiping; the Eastern or defensive group (30,000), the main body of it guarding the passes right and left of the Wiju-Liao-Yang road, the left (Cossacks) in the roadless hills of the upper Aiho and Yalu valleys, the right (Mishchenko's Cossacks and infantry supports) guarding Fenshuiling pass and the road from Takushan; the reserve (42,000) with Kuropatkin at Liao-Yang; the " Ussuri Army " about Vladivostok; and Stessel's two divisions in the Kwantung peninsula.
It was in favour of creating in central Europe a new political and economic system by which permanent peace would be secured - a definite understanding between all the " Succession States " of the former AustroHungarian monarchy in the matter of communications, post, telegraphs, navigation, finance and banking, exchange of goods and commercial treaties generally, opening up the way to a system of unfettered economics and freer trade - but at the same time jealously guarding the economic and political sovereignty of the Czechoslovak Republic.
The Cossacks were supposed to be left alone as much as possible by the Polish government so long as they faithfully fulfilled their chief obligation of guarding the frontiers of the Republic from Tatar raids.
N., was a Roman fort, the original name of which is not known, guarding the road which ran along the South Tyne valley and over the Pennines.
In 1635 by the treaty of Prague they were definitely transferred from Bohemia to Saxony, although the emperor as king of Bohemia retained a certain supremacy for the purpose of guarding the rights and privileges of the Roman Catholics.
The 16th-century Fortezza Vecchia, guarding the harbour, is picturesque, and there is a good bronze statue of the grand duke Ferdinand I.
Wellington, with the English troops and their Dutch, German and Belgian allies, took his post in the Netherlands, guarding the country west of the Charleroi road.
Keep up moderate temperatures in the stove, and merely repel frosts in the greenhouse, guarding against damp, by ventilation and by the cautious use of water.
He had one long dispute with the monks of Worcester, another with the abbot of Westminster, and was vigilant in guarding his material interests.
Mehemet Alis great strength lay in the devotion of the citizens of Cairo, who looked on him as a deliverer from their afflictions; and great numbers armed themselves, advising constantly with Mehemet Ali, having the sayyid Omar and the sheiks at their head, and guarding the town at night.
On elevated ground near the harbour are the remains of a Roman fort guarding the entrance to the Tyne, where numerous coins, portions of an altar, and several sculptured memorial stones have been dug up, and testify to its occupation for a considerable period.
Of `Ali Riza's 25 divisions, 3 were scattered between Prishtina and the Austrian frontier, 31 at Scutari, z at Dibra, and i at Prizren; 2 opposing the Greek main army in Thessaly and 2 the Greek secondary army in Epirus; 3 in the Struma valley and i guarding the railway between Veles and Salonika, making, in all, 16 which were totally unavailable for battle in the decisive theatre.'
Where any part of the country appears to be threatened with or is affected by any formidable epidemic, endemic or infectious disease, the Local Government Board may make regula tions for the speedy interment of the dead, house-tohouse visitation, the provision of medical aid and accommodation, the promotion of cleansing, ventilation and disinfection, and the guarding against the spread of disease.
In ancient times the chief city, called Yeb, capital of the frontier nome, the first of the Upper Country, was on the island of Elephantine, guarding the entrance to Egypt.
This plateau is called the Southern or Little Karroo, Karroo being a (4) second range of hills, (5) second plateau (the Great Karroo), (6) main chain of mountains guarding, (7) the vast interior tableland - is characteristic of the greater part of the colony but is not clearly marked in the south-east and north-west borders.
Only in two cases did William establish lordships of compact strength, and these were created for the special purpose of guarding the turbulent Welsh March.
On a hill near the town is Melandra Castle, the site of a Roman fort guarding Longdendale and the way into the hills of the Peak District.
When the Church in turn began to produce a theology of her own she was imitating as well as guarding against those wayward spirits.
In each division is a military commander, having a part of the garrison of the city under his orders, but subordinate to the commander-in-chief of the troops guarding the capital.
in length, including the Humber shore, is generally low and marshy, and artificial banks for guarding against the inroads of the sea are to be found, in places, all along the coast.
To secure his position he at once entered into relation with the Normans, now firmly established in southern Italy, and later in the year the new alliance was cemented at Melfi, where Nicholas II., accompanied by Hildebrand, Cardinal Humbert and the abbot Desiderius of Monte Cassino, solemnly invested Robert Guiscard with the duchies of Apulia, Calabria and Sicily, and Richard of Aversa with the principality of Capua, in return for 'oaths of fealty and the promise of assistance in guarding the rights of the Church.
Loki thereupon went back to the stream, where Andvari in the form of a pike was guarding a great treasure, caught him in a net, and forced him to surrender his hoard.
Satisfied he.d outsmarted everyone, he waited for Jade to hack apart the demon warrior guarding the portal and then disappear into the shadow world on his way to where Sasha was, the one piece of information Darkyn didn.t have.
He didn't need more emotions to hamper his decision making, and he didn't need Tim to disown him at the end of this mess for exploiting the girl Brady was charged with guarding.
The clerk guarding the entrance recognized her and let her in, earning her the resentful looks of quite a few women.
This 9.2 inch rifle guarding the island " aircraft carrier " is intended to " repel boarders.
The ants return the favor by guarding the caterpillar against the many predatory insects which enjoy eating juicy young caterpillars.
These men will stand patiently guarding the spot which is theirs by right of " the first comer.
The fox is in charge of guarding the chicken coop.
They were built to shelter and provide a lookout point for those guarding the burial ground from such depredations.
Guarding its silken sack from the flames, it grew frantic.
gantry signal stood, very straight, guarding the vanished junction ahead.
As things stand, it's the foxes that are guarding the henhouse.
Soldiers were everywhere, guarding the approaches to Everest, one of the few parts of Nepal not yet subject to the Maoist insurgents.
At Delhi University teachers and students kept vigil around areas where Sikhs lived, guarding them against the rampaging mobs.
The Gurkha regiment, based in nearby Brecon, was assigned the work of guarding the nests.
Guarding the entrance to the Victorian chancel is one of the best 15th century rood screens in the area.
It is said that Siamese were once sacred cats, guarding the Buddhist temples.
smoulderwere three policemen guarding the smoldering ruins of the barn, just next to the cemetery.
There then followed a standoff, with Pete guarding 2-back and Dave Penult.
When guarding the thrower, the marker may not straddle the pivot foot of the thrower.
As a result of the war French troops guarding the Pope in Rome were forced to withdraw and Italian unification was completed.
And be warned: A huge chasm of a bunker lies unseen down there, guarding the green to the right.
The only building visible for hundreds of meters is the fortified watchtower guarding the western side of the settlement.
During the Carolingian epoch, indeed, advocatus and vice-dominus were interchangeable terms; and it was only in the 11th century rthat they became generally differentiated: the title of avoue being commonly reserved for nobles charged with the protection of an abbey, that of vidame for those guarding an episcopal see.
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wide, divides the city into two equal halves, running from east to west, an arrangement which makes it clear that the guarding of the road was the main raison d'Ãªtre of the city.
At that time the colony extended to the line of mountains guarding the vast central plateau, then called Bushmansland, and had an area of about 120,000 sq.
There were three policemen guarding the smoldering ruins of the barn, just next to the cemetery.
Many corrections officers adopt an aversive attitude while guarding prisoners at work.
The best thing an American can do is be diligent about guarding his or her information to make sure it doesn't get into the hands of an identity thief.
Dairy-free protein powder is a great way to get in your protein while maintaining a vegan diet or guarding against dairy-related health issues.
Having a wedding outside needs a little extra care when it comes to guarding against wedding oops.
She has become extremely attached to me, far more than usual, and she is guarding the house and barking at anything odd.
They are of glistening purity, fragrant, and very full of petals guarding the cluster of golden anthers.
To the Japanese a monkey is a protector, guarding against demons and warding off thieves.
Some materials are designed to be worn when you'll be fairly active and sweaty, like the Dunning Interface Pique™ Avellino Polo Shirt made from technical polyester and designed to keep you cool and dry while guarding against odor.
Guarding your skin against the sun is an important way to protect against skin cancer.
This 17-acre southern California adventure park offers a range of attractions for guests to experience, all wrapped in an intricate Egyptian theme from the very moment visitors pass the detailed sphinx guarding the entrance.
Then immediately go to Undine Spring (again, without examining or talking to anyone) and you'll find a golem guarding the door.
The standing Indian is still there guarding the surrounding valleys.
These include making certain the child receives adequate fluoride and guarding against baby bottle decay.
Redcross.org, offers courses in swimming, life guarding, and water safety.
Asian lore often pictures the dragon guarding the "Pearl of Wisdom".
Further to conciliate the Romans and especially Sulla,he sent to the Capitol a group of Victories guarding a device in gold showing Bocchus handing over Jugurtha to Sulla.
It should be noted that although the inspecting officer may in his report make any recommendations that he may think fit with a view to guarding against any similar accident occurring in the future, no power is given to the Board of Trade, or to any other authority, to compel any railway company to adopt such recommendations.
The body charged with the guarding of the constitution was thus brought by Bonaparte to justify its violation; and a way was thus opened for the legalizing of further irregularities.
The second step in the evolution of spinning instincts was probably the making of a silken chamber for the reception of the cocoon itself and for the protection of the mother while guarding it and her newly-hatched young.
In peace-time it is composed of weak cadres, on which falls the duty of guarding magazines and stores, and of carrying through musketry instruction and drill of the rank and file of the ikhtiat and the redif.
In June Romanzov's victory at Kartal made him master of the principalities, and by November the fortresses of Izmail and Kilia, guarding the passage of the Danube, and those of Akkerman and Bender on the Dniester had fallen into the hands of the Russians.
At the opening of 1813, Suchet, with 63,000 men, had been left to hold Valencia, Aragon and Catalonia; and the remainder of the French (about 13 7,000) occupied Leon, the central provinces and Biscay, guarding also the communications with France.
After losing many men the Great King comes back to the place where he crossed the Danube, finds the Ionians still guarding the bridge in spite of the attempts of the Scyths to make them desert, and safely re-enters his own dominions.
A fortress, called Sheppey Castle, is said to have existed from an early period for guarding the passage of the Swale river.
It is extremely probable that Acrae was not founded until after two obvious outposts had already been occupied - a post guarding the road to Acrae itself, and including the sacred enclosure of Apollo, which later, when it became a quarter of the city, acquired the name Temenites; and another post on the road to the north, in the upper part of the region known as Achradina.
Besides the forum Stukeley suggested the sites of seven other buildings - the Arx Palatina guarding the south-eastern angle of the city where the Tower now stands, the grove and temple of Diana on the site of St Paul's, &c. No traces of any of these buildings have been found, and they are therefore purely conjectural.
The Zulu force did not come into contact with the British troops guarding the Cape frontier, but much alarm was caused by the invasion.
Lord Chelmsford had under him a force of 650o Europeans and 8200 natives; 3000 of the latter were employed in guarding the frontier of Natal; another force of 1400 Europeans and 400 natives were stationed in the Utrecht district.
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