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Life-Guards

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Two senior regiments of the mounted body-guard, comprising 878 men, all six feet high; hence, a fine, tall, manly fellow is called “a regular Life-guardsman.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Lie to One’s Work (To)
Lie with One’s Fathers (To)
Liebenstein and Sternfels
Liege
Lien
Liesse
Lieutenant (pronounce lef-ten-unt)
Life
Life-boat (A)
Life-buoy (A)
Life-Guards
Life Policy (A)
Life Preserver (A)
Lift
Lift not up your Horn on High. (Psalm lxxv. 5.)
Lift up the Heel against Me (To)
Lift up the Voice (To)
Lifted up
Lifter
Lifting (The)
Lifting, or Lifting the Little Finger

See Also:

Lifeguards