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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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This is a useful second line of defense, in combination with modifying the behavior of the guarder.
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However divided they were between old guarders and incumbents of the 'new class', and however critical of the Labour Party leadership they may have been, they now feared the new era awaiting them.
Upon closer examination, Brienne and Jaime also have much in common: they are both accomplished knightly warriors, both were guarders of kings, and both are considered to be the slayers of the kings they were meant to protect: Brienne is mistakenly thought to be Ranly's assassin, and Jaime indeed murdered the mad king Aerys, but there were exonerating circumstances that lessen his guilt.
64 percent guarders launching work has been completed on package 1 and 62 percent on package2.
2000) these fishes exhibit several reproductive strategies, mainly parental care as egg and larvae brooders or nest guarders, and its sucker-like mouth allow them to feed on algae and detritus.