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guard

 [gahrd]
a protective device.
mouth guard any of various removable intraoral appliances that protect the teeth and sometimes the lips and cheeks during contact sports.

guard

(gahrd)
1. To watch over so as to protect or maintain control.
2. A person or thing performing such a function.

guard

A device for protecting something (e.g., a mouth guard or a face guard).

occlusal guard

A removable dental appliance that covers one or both arches and is designed to minimize the damaging effects of bruxism, jaw and head trauma during contact sports, or any detrimental occlusal habits.
See: nightguard; mouth guard
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Butler, who will continue to provide a home for Stand Guard, added: "He has been very good to me.
In January, Stand Guard had been a 1-80 winner after his main rival and fellow record-chaser La Estrella was withdrawn, and he won for the 26th time at 1-7 after four of his five rivals pulled out.
The Neil Mulholland-trained Mr Burbidge had been 8-13 favourite in the morning, with Stand Guard generally 11-8, a price that triggered a 40p in the pound deduction from winning bets made before the withdrawal.
Those sensible folk who had backed Stand Guard and had taken the price were sitting pretty.
Stand Guard is one behind La Estrella on 23, but is a year younger than his rival.
If Butler does allow Stand Guard to take his place in today's six-runner line-up, he will be ridden once again by Tom Queally, who was in the saddle on Tuesday when the pair stormed home eight lengths clear of Conducting.
Trainer John Butler, who handles Stand Guard for Peter Clay's Maxilead Ltd, was proud of the ten-year-old, who had suffered a rare reverse at Lingfield last month when beaten at odds of 1-7.
The boys took turns to stand guard while they allegedly attacked the terrified 11-year-old, warning her: "If you tell anyone we will beat you up.
Extra officers will stand guard at council meetings, police said.
IT IS not like riding Frankel, but Tom Queally has the chance to help make a mark of another sort aboard Stand Guard in a Southwell seller today, writes Mark Storey.
Finally she flew off and returned minutes later with her mate, demanding he stand guard for them, Jim said.
A RETURN to Southwell next month is the plan for Stand Guard, who is one win shy of equalling China Castle's record of 25 all-weather victories, writes David Baxter.